I have to say I have the absolute best barefoot trimmer in my state of Maine and her name is Tammy Morgan.
I found her when I had brought home a mare named Misty that had foundered very badly a few weeks before I got her, both of her coffin bones had sunk severely.
She lived 2 1/2 hours away, and she traveled back and forth to help Misty. She got this mare totally sound and 100% recovered. It was the most amazing and wonderful thing I have ever seen. Misty made my husband a wonderful trail and fun show mount; she was much loved.
Her knowledge of hoof anatomy, physiology, biomechanics and trimming is superior. Just about every horse I have seen here in my state have some type of hoof issue, most common is the heel that has run forward and migrated the whole hoof forward, contracted heels, and/or long toe long heal or short toe and long heel, but there are so many other issues she deals with regularly also. She has brought back hoof health for so many horses I have lost track of their numbers.
Every horse I have had has had at least the under run heals that have migrated the foot forward. She has turned every single one of them back to correct, balanced hooves. As we know, unbalanced feet or other hoof issues can cause many other problems in the horse’s body as it tries to compensate for its feet issues. So, not only does she get their feet corrected what she does in many cases also helps other issues horses are going through.
She is kind and patient with the horses and with the owners. She is happy to show and explain what is going on with the hoof and what and why she is doing what she is doing to try and correct it. She will give you tips on what you can do to help your horse as she works to get them correct.
I don’t know what I will do when it is time for her to retire. I keep telling her, “You can never retire, just forget about it.” Maybe someday she can take on an apprentice and share her incredible knowledge of the equine foot.
Her business is called Dun Right Farrier Service.
— Estelle Werly