started with natural hoofcare many years ago with my own horses.
They've never worn shoes and I could ride them anywhere in the
Sierra Nevada mountain range. Jamie Jackson's teachings were
a major breakthrough in my education in trimming and I knew it
was time to "give back to the horse" so I began trimming
as my profession.
focus is to teach others how to trim their own horses. I conduct
trimming workshops and I'm in the process of writing my own "How
to Trim" book. I hope to open a hoofcare learning center,
which will include organized trips to watch and learn from the
wild horses here in Nevada.
I have only scratched the surface in all there is to learn about
hoofcare, but with each horse I trim, I become even more enlightened...
the process never stops, even after so many years. We all need
to become more aware of our care for our horses' health, which
is what I work to promote and teach.
everything we do with our horses, support and information are
a big part of how successful we will be. To all my students who
are now trimming on their own... Congratulations! Horse owners
can and do successfully trim their own horses.
teach natural horsemanship... starting colts and teaching people
to get handy with their horses. This includes handling of their
feet. The combination of natural trimming and horsemanship makes
for a great outcome!
"It's about the horse"
- Debbie Dutra