Consultations

Sharing our knowledge of hoof care and beyond

Holistic Equine provide high quality equine consultations for owners who are seeking deeper understanding of their horse’s hoof health and overall well-being, and specialise in consultations for horses that are having persistent, unusual or otherwise extreme issues with their feet or whole body. This might be anything from chronically lame or footy horses, chronic laminitis cases or horses  with unbalanced feet where owners recognise that something is "not quite right" with their horse, but cannot quite figure out what is actually going on, or what to do to help them.

If you have an issue with your horse that you have not solved, please get in touch – we would love to help you and are proven experts at providing solutions to hoof related problems!
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What our clients say

Sarah from Cumbria

"Beccy was recommended to me for Equine Podiatry Consultations. Her approach is unique, her knowledge is encyclopaedic and her approach really inclusive, I really look forward to her visits. Lovely manner, diligent and thorough. I was searching for good quality hoof care considered as part of the full horse including age, environment, and general health, I am extremely satisfied with the outcome"

Our strengths lie in our integrative, holistic approach and genuine desire to understand the whole horse, and most importantly our passion to improve the lives of our equine and human clients. We can provide a full assessment, to confirm if your horse’s hooves are balanced and healthy, and provide relevant information about what to do if any issues are identified. We can assess both barefoot and shod horses!

We accept that not all horses are able to thrive in domestication shoeless and can provide detailed assessment for owners seeking to go barefoot and transition their horse successfully to a barefoot life. Our knowledge, experience and open-minded approach to hoof care equips us to find the very best intervention to promote ideal hoof and posture in every horse, in every unique situation - whether this is barefoot, booted, or shod.

As part of our service we work with the owner and their team (farrier, vet, therapist, trainer) to formulate a plan to improve or maintain optimum hoof health and ideal posture, and happily guide the owner in how they can support their horse’s hoof health between consults. We are not biased towards any one method or approach and will recommend shoeing as in intervention if we feel a barefoot horses will genuinely benefit from this.

We offer consultations in person and online, this way we can help horse owners across the UK and beyond. We work from our HQ at Holistic Reflectionc CIC in West Cumbria and also from our base in Hull, East Yorkshire. We can also travel anywhere in the UK to assist owners in providing the very best hoof care solutions and educational opportunities.

 

As well as providing consultations, we have a wealth of educational resources available to horse owners; our online learning materials, mentorship, and events equip owners to become proactively involved in their horse’s hoof care, to prevent lameness and achieve their goal of having a sound and resilient horse.

Why Choose Holistic Equine

More than trimming

Holistic Equine is much more than “just” a barefoot trimming service. We offer a deeper dive into the cause of a horse’s hoof-related problems and our broader, holistic perspective allows for novel problem solving and detailed documentation.

Innovative

expertise

Beccy’s experience, educational background and continued professional development makes her an innovative and forward-thinking industry leader and pioneer in the field of equine podiatry and hoof care.

Authenticity

We are compassionate, non-judgemental, open-minded and authentic in our attitude and approach to integrative and holistic hoof care. We encourage our clients to be fiercely authentic too and to explore all appropriate hoof care options.

Commitment to our clients

We turn up on time, are respectful to every individual situation and give 100% to every client, horse and appointment. We listen to our clients and encourage an open and honest dialogue which helps us grow and evolve.

We find solutions

We are constantly evolving and create new ideas to support horse owners, carers and professionals in supporting the horses we all love, the best way we know how to. Our results and outcomes reflect our clients’ delight in our solutions, even of we aren't the expert to deliver them! 

We're kind to your horse

Our patient approach and kind trimming methods help horses overcoming their reluctance to be trimmed.

We are sensitive to the needs of every horse and will  give them the individual assessment and tailored approach they all deserve, and at every appointment.

We give you confidence

We give clients the confidence, reassurance and skills to care for a barefoot horse, which can be daunting on a yard where the majority of horses are shod. We equip owners to become proactively involved in hoof care between professional appointments.

We educate you

We show clients how to effectively deal with common hoof problems such as footiness, hoof cracks, infections and selecting the right hoof boots and pads. We help you make informed decisions and give you the confidence to advocate for your horse.

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How to book

Best way to book a consultation is to fill in the Consult enquiry form. Beccy will then get in touch with you to discuss your needs. There are some circumstances where we cannot take on a new client (for example if the horse requires vet care for its condition), so an initial discussion about your horse’s situation is important before a consultation is booked.

When you are ready to commit, you can book online here and we will contact you with a suitable date and time. Alternatively we can send you an e-invoice. It is important the enquiry form is completed before we can firmly offer you an appointment as this allows us to gather crucial information about your horse, which in turns enables us to fully prepare for the visit.

We're good, but even we can't work miracles

There are occasions when we are not able to take on the new client, for example if the horse is lame but the owner is reluctant to contact a vet, or if we feel that the owner is not willing to put the horse’s needs before their own. These instances are rare, but they do happen. So we want to be open and honest from the start, and if we feel that your horse needs different interventions other than our services, we will tell you this.

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Contact

Beccy Smith BSc (Hons) ADAEP EBW

CEO and founder of Holistic Reflections CIC & Holistic Equine

Email

Tel

07766 772245

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