We are all entitled to our opinions when it comes to horse hoof problems and hopefully we can find it within ourselves to be humble and open enough to learn from each other. No question there will be times we must agree to disagree. That's reasonable, right? Bottom line: politics, pride, ego, greed and selfish competition have no place here and leaves the horse to pay the ultimate price.
Working together for the benefit of the horse who is at our mercy should be our first priority. Whether you are a barefoot trimmer, horse shoer or veterinarian it is imperative to keep an open mind, be courteous and professional to one another and strive to reach common ground for the horses sake. Lets be flexible to try new things and if they don't work, be open to try something else. Doing the same thing over and over hoping to get a different result is the definition of insanity.
Many of you have excellent working relationships with other equine professionals and I applaud you. These relationships are a valuable resource, cultivate them. Remember you can be the bigger person, reach out and cross those party lines and be an example of what true professionalism looks like.
Vet Dealer & Hoof Care Practitioner Accounts
I manage the hoof care practitioner and veterinarian dealer accounts at EasyCare. An integral part of my job is to stay current in all areas of barefoot hoof care, which enables me to serve this vital group of EasyCare dealers at the next level.