About Us

Welcome and thank you for your interest in our new blog. The purpose of this blog is to provide information on modern hoof care from our perspective, the Applied Equine Podiatrist perspective.

What is an Applied Equine Podiatrist and what can you expect of this blog. As the founders of the Institute of Applied Equine Podiatry, and myself a professional farrier with over 30 years’ experience, we truly believe we can bring a somewhat of "unique perspective" to this blog.
As self proclaimed Applied Equine Podiatrists, we are neither farrier nor trimmer, but instead we are  hoof care professionals offering services based on the theories and principles of an emerging science. 
We want to make it clear that we are not bare footers, or natural trimmers. I began my career as a traditional farrier, and my practices have evolved over the years into what is now taught internationally as Applied Equine Podiatry.  www.AppliedEquinePodiatry.org
One goal of this blog is to offer insight into the principles of Applied Equine Podiatry. 
Another is to help in altering current industry perspectives. We have had the good fortune of traveling the world over attending lectures, conferences, and seminars. We have also worked with, in our humble opinions with some of the best farriers, and veterinarians in the world. It is this exposure that has brought us to the conclusion that the perspective held by many of the movers and shakers in the hoof care industry today is resulting in a snail's pace procession of positive change.
We can't promise you that every blog post will be PC, or that a post was not made to solicit a reaction. If we see a flagrant disregard for the welfare of the horse, either by neglect or ignorance you can be assured that we will offer our opinion on the matter. This blog is not being published to be another run with the pack happy hoofer blog. It is being published with intent and the intent is to help in altering the course of modern hoof care. Grandiose as that may sound, the facts resound, the hoof care industry is nearing a tipping point and the future looks bright for the horses we are commissioned to care for. 

Thanks again for joining our blog


KC and Robyn La Pierre
Co-Founders of the Institute of Applied Equine Podiatry

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