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Pasture Management Plan (PMP)

A Pasture Management Plan (PMP) is related to your soil testing and analysis. We use the results of your soil tests to make a Month-by-Month agenda for the year. I have found my clients really seem to like this service as it helps them prepare ahead of time, be that monetarily or setting some time aside to perform whichever task is to be completed for that month.

This service offers guidance on when and what kind of seed, fertilizer, and herbicide to use. It also directs when to drag and mow pastures and how often you should rotate your pastures. Each property and their horses are unique and so is each PMP.

Got a horse with IR, EMS or Cushing’s? Let’s grow a low sugar field that can be used during the summer with a muzzle and a Paddock Paradise Track System. It might come to a surprise to you that a pasture that is adequately fertilized and rotated will have a lower sugar content than one that is not fertilized. More stress equals higher sugar. If your pasture is rotated properly and is receiving the nutrients it needs its less likely to be stressed thus will have lower sugar.

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Soil Testing and Analysis

Soil testing is one of the most important services I offer. No one can tell by looking at a clump of soil if it has enough nitrogen or too much iron. What about all the other critical micro and macrominerals and nutrients your horse is relying on? Pasture grasses can do a much better job at relaying information, but without a proper soil test you are probably throwing away your money on a fertilizer that’s only getting the job half done.

I offer two services related to soil testing. The first is coming to your property and physically sampling the soil following strict sampling procedures set out by the USDA and NRDC. This process requires training and a skilled eye to ensure your soil samples are representative of your actual site conditions. The good news is soil sampling only needs to be done every 2-3 years. It is an investment not only in your soil health but in your horses health too.

The second is a soil analysis. This document is an additional learning tool for my clients. It breaks down each nutrient in your soil test and gives you a better understanding of what the results mean, how it relates to your pasture and horses health and how to fix the issue. 

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Barefoot Trimming

Hoof care is a team sport. I believe your hoof care professional is not just someone you pay to come out every 5 weeks and make your horses hooves look good but is a guide for other issues that are affecting your horse. I have had both and even one that couldn't even do the former. It wasn't until my horses hoof care professional and now teacher showed me where other farriers had failed. 

I believe that all forms of hoof care have their place but that barefoot is better for most horses. I believe that each hoof has its own story and each must be read and understood to make the horse comfortable. This is only achieved through a collaboration between your hoof care professional and you. 

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Barefoot Trimming

Hoof care is a team sport. I believe your hoof care professional is not just someone you pay to come out every 5 weeks and make your horses hooves look good but is a guide for other issues that are affecting your horse. I have had both and even one that couldn't even do the former. It wasn't until my horses hoof care professional and now teacher showed me where other farriers had failed. 

I believe that all forms of hoof care have their place but that barefoot is better for most horses. I believe that each hoof has its own story and each must be read and understood to make the horse comfortable. This is only achieved through a collaboration between your hoof care professional and you. 

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In the works

  • Forage Analysis

  • Aerial Drone Footage

  • Activity Monitoring pre- and post-track​

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