What It Takes To Be A Good Farrier

There will be short presentations about hoof form and care, some anatomy including The Glass Horse program, some forging demonstrations and some discussion about the Vet, Farrier and client relationship. I will be speaking about basic anatomy of the equine leg and hoof, as well as the basic purposes for shoeing vs. barefoot trims. I will discuss the roll that the horse owner should play in relationship to the farrier visit. I will provide visual aids. 

Time: 45min Skill: Everyone Location: Schedule

Workshop Clinician

  • Abby Pacheco
    Heart 2 Horse and ACC

    Abby Pacheco is the owner and trainer of Heart 2 Horse – Equine Services, focusing on horse training, riding lessons, and equine massage therapy. She concentrates on the general wellbeing and care of the horse, educating the owner and the rider, and developing a program specific to each individual horse’s needs. Building trust with the horse and confidence with the owner makes Abby so passionate about her role in the equine industry. She enjoys instructing riding lessons to not only teach students how to ride, but to also instill priceless knowledge related to horse ownership and connection. In addition to training and lessons, Abby is a certified equine massage therapist. She uses her knowledge and skills of massage therapy to help horses heal, recover, and generally feel better. She will pair equine massage therapy and horse training together, to help develop a well-rounded and supported horse. Abby has had the opportunity to train and work with a number of horses and owners and feels blessed to have been a part of so many wonderful transformations.

    Abby is a graduate of the Arapahoe Community College Equine Program and is now the successful business owner of Heart 2 Horse – Equine Services outside of Black Forest, CO. Abby has involved herself with horses from a very young age by volunteering at equine facilities, riding with her local drill team, and interning alongside other equine professionals. She’ll never pass up an opportunity to learn something that will further better the horse. The trust and connection she will create with horses and their owners is a bond like nothing else. She says “Being a horse trainer is not just a job, it is a lifestyle”.


2023 Rockey Mountain Horse Expo

February 23 - 26, 2023

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