How I came to trimming my own horses, other people’s horses and now educating others to trim. It all started with a tiny idea that it would be nice to be able to touch up my horses inbetween their trims. At the time I had 3 horses, 1 pony, and 2 foals. Actually I was totally clueless about hooves, and was just glad I had someone to do the job. My horses were barefoot and I had to use boots for any riding that wasn’t in a riding arena. I hit google for my new interest in trimming. Pretty much the first place I came to was Maureen Tierney’s website, I downloaded her book from kindle, it cost me $11. what could I loose, I just wanted something, anything to read on trimming. Something happened to me as I started reading, the words just grabbed me and I had this feeling that this was so right, it made so much sense and so simple. It may sound strange, but it was very powerful, and from the first trims I gave my horses I knew I would not ever use boots again, and I was right. The next amazing thing that happened was the first day, the first moment I tried to trim, it was with my horse Star. I picked up her hoof and began my trimming, when I was done and put her hoof back down I knew I would never let anyone else ever trim my horses again. I could feel her trust in me, I was kind and gentle to her, and no pulling or reefing her leg around ( which I feel can damage horses legs and joints ). I was lucky to have 6 horses to practice my trimming on and with Maureen’s courses and regular phone chats I began to feel confident to share the trim with others. Where I get the most confidence in this trim is seeing the amazing positive changes in hooves from this very simple trim. I watched my own horses hooves transform, problems corrected themselves! Problems that I had no idea were problems, like toes landing first, contracted frogs, long toes, cracks and imbalances. Horses trapped in the cycle of founder or navicular disease will be cured with this trim
The hooves all corrected themselves with HGM.
I hope to inspire you to learn the HGM trim, maybe you are a total beginner to trimming, or maybe you already trim but you’re trimming method is not working for your horses.