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Carla remembers loving horses all her life.  However, as a child, riding or spending time with horses was not an available option.  Eventually, this dream became reality.

After her amazing Australian Shepherd of nearly 15 years transitioned, Carla accepted someone’s invitation to visit their herd of horses.  She soon began visiting this herd weekly and would groom the horses, spend time with them, and observe them.  One day, she thought she should learn more about horses so off she went to the bookstore.  The book she purchased that day was “Horses Never Lie” by Mark Rashid.  She had no idea that her life was about to change in so many ways she could not imagine.

The subsequent years were filled with horsemanship study primarily with Mark Rashid, but also with Ray Hunt, Mark Russell, and Brent Graef.  She studied equine biomechanics with Jillian Kreinbring and balanced dentistry.  A huge learning in her life about horses and their well being came through her hoof care education at Equine Soundness, Inc.  Trimming barefoot horses professionally, as well as equine bodywork, is something Carla does in an effort to improve the quality of life for the horse.  She looks forward to continuing her personal journey and also sharing her knowledge to whatever extent is helpful for others and their horses.

Carla has deep gratitude to every horse and every human who has contributed to her journey with horses.