Sarah Kuyken has been offering innovative hoof care services to the Yarra Valley and Eastern Suburbs of Victoria, Australia since January 2010. These services include barefoot trimming, remedial / rehabilitative hoof care, laser tips, polyurethane shoeing, equicasting, and more. She has a long list of credentials including a Bachelor of Animal Science and Management, a Master of Animal Science, an International Baccalaureate Diploma, a Diploma of Equine Podiotherapy and is part way through a PhD in Equine Hoof Care and Welfare. While Sarah works on a range of recreational, pathological and performance horses, her main passion lies with Endocrinopathic Laminitis cases. She is also a sucker for miniature ponies. Currently Sarah is focusing on the administrative end of the business, teaching, and boarding rehab cases most days.
WHAT DO WE STAND FOR?
For years now the barefoot vs steel shoes debate has raged, but what if there's another way? What if there are many other ways? We are big believers in the old expression "there's more than one way to skin a cat". While our paradigm is principally barefoot, we know this doesn't always suit every horse and every owner in every situation, especially for performance and severe pathologies. We pride ourselves on learning alternative approaches that compliment barefoot paradigms, but recommend other farriers who specialise in traditional shoeing where we feel it might be warranted.