After sitting at a desk job for several years, I decided to see what other job options would give me a flexible schedule and a more enjoyable work environment. I have now been trimming and shoeing horses in Whatcom County for several years.
As a dressage and trail rider, I had the horse experience under my belt. I was excited when the opportunity to attend farrier school presented itself. I hit the road for California and told my hubby to take good care of my ponies! After returning from school, I apprenticed with a local farrier while building my business, and continue to mentor with other farriers for ongoing education.
Continuing education in farriery and other areas of the horse industry is of the utmost importance. I completed my Certified Farrier Certification through the American Farriers Association (a detailed 3-part exam) and obtain a minimum of 24 hours of continuing education every year to ensure that I can provide exceptional hoof care and handling of your horse as we work together to achieve your goals. I surround myself with other farriers from all over the country as there is always something to be learned. If I don't have the answer, I know where to find it! I love the outdoor work environment here in the greater Bellingham area (well, except in January) and the opportunity to improve a horse's quality of life through quality hoofcare.
* Graduated from Pacific Coast Horseshoeing School Plymouth, CA 2010
* American Farriers Association Certified Farrier
* Accredited Professional Farrier/Member of the American Association of Professional Farriers (AAPF)
(24 Continuing education credits are required each year to maintain accredidation)
* Board Member for Farriers Association of Washington State (FAWS)
* Glue-On/Composite Shoeing and Distortions clinic certificate
* Maintains mentorship relationships