Hoof Trimmer / Farrier in North Carolina

Rebecca Wyatt, PBHT III

Rebecca@NaturesPathHoof.com
(336) 391-6605 (email or text preferred)

Hoof Boots & Glue-On Shoes

Nature's Path is an official dealer and professional fitter for Easycare shoes and boots, Renegade and Viper hoof boots. Boots play an integral role in the lifestyle of many barefoot and endurance/long-distance horses. Hoof boots come in a wide range of shapes and sizes, and should be custom-fitted to your horse.

What they say...

"He literally went from a young trotting Tennesse Walker to a nice stepping pace. Incredible! I am anxious to work with him now to bring it into a nice 4 beat gait."

"In the four years we've had Micah, we've never seen his feet look this good. Micah is turning better and even I can tell he's moving much more comfortably than before."

"Rebecca is an artisan with the horse's hoof...she sees balance, symmetry, and looks at the whole horse in movement."

 

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Services & Fees

Setup Trim/Evaluation/First Visit/Rehab Trim/Overdue Trim
  • Horses, mules and ponies (12hh or greater): $75
  • Ponies and donkeys (under 12hh): $65
  • Miniatures (horses and donkeys): $55
  • Drafts/Large Draft Crosses: $100
Standard/Maintenance Trim (4-6 weeks)
  • Horses, mules and ponies (12hh or greater): $65
  • Ponies and donkeys (under 12hh): $55
  • Miniatures (horses and donkeys): $45
  • Drafts/Large Draft Crosses: $90
Easyshoes (glue-on, includes full trim)
  • Per pair: $170 glued, $100 nailed
Hoof Boot Fitting and Sales
  • Renegade, Viper hoof boots ($99.50/boot plus shipping of around $15 for up to 4 boots) - 2 visits required (one for fitting and one for precision adjustment of boots).
  • Easycare hoof boots (Easyboot Glove: $73/boot, Easyboot Cloud: $93-$108/boot) plus $15 shipping for up to 4 boots. All Easycare products are available for order and fitting services.
  • Free fitting with purchase.
  • Hoof boots require regular trims (every 4-6 weeks) in order to fit properly.

 

Hoof Casting
  • $30/hoof
Vettec Sole Guard Application
  • $30/hoof
Happy Hoof Pads
  • Free fitting with purchase. Starting at $10/pair
  • Happy Hoof Pad Application: $10/hoof (includes pad and tape)
Training for Hoof Care / Veterinarian / Groundwork
  • $100/hour
Trimming Instruction
  • $100/hour plus travel
Consultations/Pre-Purchase Exams
  • $50/horse plus travel
Trip Charges
  • $1.50/mile one-way (calculated from zip code 27283). If you are 60 miles away, your trip charge would be $90. This can be split among multiple clients at the same location.

Important Notes

Maximize the Benefits of Your Appointment

A clean, dry, flat area is required for optimum results. Areas to walk and trot your horse in a straight line and circle is helpful for determining balance and lameness. Removing excess dirt, mud, and hair is greatly appreciated. Please have effective fly spray on hand!

Payment Options

Payment is due at the time of service. I accept cash, money orders, personal/business checks and PayPal (Rebecca@NaturesPathHoof.com). Returned checks are subject to a $25 fee, and future payments will be required in the form of credit card (Visa/Amex/MC/Discover), cash, money order, or PayPal. Please make checks and money orders payable to Nature's Path.

Canceling/Rescheduling Appointments

Appointments canceled or rescheduled less than 48 hours prior to the scheduled date are subject to a $25 cancellation fee. If I am not notified of a cancellation within 48 hours, the full amount of the scheduled services will be billed and due upon receipt. Keep in mind that rescheduling may incur a wait time of 3-4 weeks.

Suggested Service Intervals

My desire is for your horses to be as healthy and sound as possible. Keeping a regular hoof care schedule throughout the year is important for hoof health. An inconsistent hoof care schedule is detrimental to the overall health and soundness of your horses. Overgrown hooves can cause injuries, abscesses, are uncomfortable to stand on, and are more difficult to trim. Suggested seasonal intervals are 4-6 weeks from March-October, and 6-8 weeks from November-February (this may vary based on individual needs). Appointments scheduled more than 8 weeks apart will be subject to “Setup Trim” fees as described above.

Fractious or Untrained Horses

In order to provide the best service possible, it is important for your equine to be trained to cooperate for hoof care procedures. Training services that educate both horse and owner are available for $100/hour. One to three sessions are usually enough to ensure a safe hoof care experience. Please notify me in advance if training is needed at your appointment.

Please contact me with any questions and I'll be happy to help you in any way I can. Email consultations are also available.

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