Hoof care is a huge field with a lot of opposing viewpoints competing for the hearts and minds of horse owners and farriers. In our experience, black and white perspectives are far more useful for people than horses. We focus on individual horses and circumstances to adapt our strategy for each unique situation. This is especially important for a climate that poses many challenges for horse hoof health. We take into account the whole horse, changes in hoof conformation over time, and the needs of our clients. Ultimately, our decision making is driven by what will be best for the horse over the long term. We promise to discuss the considerations that go into our decisions, the options going forward and their plausible outcomes with our clients every step of the way.