The following therefore, are red flags in our opinion when considering the employment of a "barefoot trimmer”.
1.0 Limited training and education.
2.0 Poor documentation, failure to obtain inititial diagnosis and x rays performed by a licenced veterinarian when horse has a
pathologic hoof condition.
3.0 Inability to provide objective documentation of previous successful treatment episodes.
4.0 Encouraging the client to "trim their own pathologic horses".
5.0 Providing unrealistic expectations by proclaiming that "their trim" can fix anything from hoof problems to general equine health issues.