Sponsor a Service
For $60 per month, you can sponsor the farrier bill for a horse. While some of our horses receive more extensive foot care, which can cost upwards of $125 or more, this is the average amount between our lower and higher maintenance horses.
What is a farrier?
A farrier maintains the health and balance of a horses’ hooves. The hoof (foot) of a horse is made of keratin, the same material that comprises your fingernails. Just like our nails, the excess must be carefully trimmed every six to eight weeks. Additionally, some horses wear steel shoes attached to the dead layer of hoof to provide additional support and protection.
Meet our Farrier:
Jamie Williamson is both our valued farrier and a board member at BDF. He has worked with our program horses for a number of years. With his experience and knowledge, he has been an invaluable asset in keeping our program horses healthy. The old adage “no hoof, no horse” is true. Foot pain can debilitate a horse and cause strain or pain in other areas of the body as the horse tries to compensate. Farrier care is a critical piece of our maintenance program. Thank you Jamie for your amazing work!
For $50-75 you can help a favorite program horse receive a service. The process of teaching sessions is extremely physically demanding for our horses. With each step, they are making micro-adjustments to help the rider stay balanced while still focusing on every cue coming from the lead person. We monitor each horse carefully to ensure they are not overworked but we still like to provide additional support to help with the occasional sore muscle or stiff back.
- Saddle Fitting and Adjustment- $
- Massage Therapy- $60-80
- Acupuncture- $100
- Chiropractic Care- $100
- Back on Track Back Pad- $80