Carla’s trim schedule is currently filled and she is not accepting new clients for trimming at this time.  Consultations may be available on a limited basis.  


Hoof Care Services:

  • Evaluation: This may be an initial evaluation, second opinion or pre-purchase evaluation.  Carla will look at your horse(s), evaluating the overall health, hoof health and discuss with you what she can offer your horse(s) to set them on a path for optimal overall health as well as optimal hoof health.  Note: this does not replace a veterinary evaluation.
  • Initial Trim: This involves obtaining history about your horse(s) including health history, lifestyle and nutrition information as well as history about hoof care. Pictures of the horse may be taken.
  • Maintenance trim: The interval for a maintenance trim is determined by the amount of growth of the hoof between trims as well as how balance is maintained in the hooves. Lifestyle and terrain also factor into this interval. Most barefoot horses seem to require a trim interval of 4-5 weeks in order to prevent overgrowth and ensure balance is maintained.
  • Founder Care: Evaluation of the horse’s condition and formulation of a plan for rehabilitation.  A trim plan will be suggested based on the needs of the individual horse.
  •  Rehabilitation Trim: When pathologies are present and the focus is on rehabilitation, more frequent trim intervals may be required to enable health to be restored to the hoof. This trim interval is determined for each individual horse and the specific situation. Carla will work with the owner to set up a trim plan that facilitates rehabilitation on a case basis.
  • Interim call:  As requested by the owner.  Fees determined on a case basis.
  •  Hoof Cast
  •  Shoe Removal
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Please note:  For all services, travel exceeding one hour from Carla’s home base may result in an additional travel fee.
Carla’s hoof care practice does not include trimming draft horses.
NOTE: Carla Ball is a professional equine hoof care provider who completed in depth education, examination and certification through Equine Soundness, Inc.  Carla Ball and/or Carla Ball Balanced Horse, LLC does not accept responsibility for application by others of information presented here.  Carla Ball is not a veterinarian and does not practice veterinary medicine.