Reviews and Testimonials
Here's what students are saying about us here at OKSNHC:
I purchased the Online Hoof Anatomy/Barefoot Trimming course in an effort to educated myself about horse hooves solely to be able to converse a little bit with my farrier and get a basic idea of what she was doing. I'm embarrassed to admit before taking this course, I knew what the frog was and how to pick out a hoof. That's it. I hoped I wasn't in over my head with this course, and I wasn't. Kristi presented the information so clearly with excellent diagrams and dialogue that I found extremely easy to understand. I know this course isn't intended to make someone competent with no practice, but instead of just being able to get an idea of what my farrier is doing, I now feel empowered that I can learn to trim my horses myself and build better hooves over time, instead of having my horses "off" and not rideable after every single trim. And while this may not be important to some, I find her presentation style extremely easy to listen to; she has a lovely speaking voice with zero vocal fry and doesn't ever use fillers such as "like, um, ya know, right." For less than it costs me for one round of trimming on my 3 horses, I have this excellent source of information that I'm thrilled to have found. Zero regrets. Would purchase a hundred times over.
Amanda Temnykh, Pennsylvania Furnace, PA, USA
This course blew my mind. I THOUGHT I knew about hooves, but I really only knew the very tip of the iceberg. This course provided me with so much knowledge about hoof anatomy and mechanics that I am now empowered to confidently trim my own horse. Thank you Kristi! I really hope to attend the Hands On Training someday.
Emma Daley, California
Really great information presented. Easy to understand. Wish I would have learnt this long ago. Every horse owner can benefit from this knowledge whether you decide to trim your horses or not. Education is empowerment. I hope to do the 4 day private course in the future.
Sandi Gascon, Ontario/Florida
The Online Trimming Course has absolutely exceeded my expectations. I want to say thank you so much for sharing all your knowledge and explaining everything so clearly. The course is well structured and I truly believe every horse owner should do this course. I will recommend it to all my friends for sure.
Jess Lewin, New Zealand
I have been trimming my own horses for years with help from friends who are farriers or have farrier knowledge. This course is amazing. Many lightbulb moments going through the information. The course is well put together with lots of amazing information. I have a much clearer understanding of the hoof and how better to trim my horses. Have work to do now. LOL. I would highly recommend this course for anyone interested in horses whether you plan to trim or not. I plan to take the hands on course in the future.
Selina Teghtmeyer, Dawson Creek BC
I highly recommend the Online Trimming Course for every person who owns a horse. Even if you never plan to trim on your own, this course will give you knowledge and understanding that every horse owner should know. The videos are great and the ability to work through the course at your own pace make it attainable for any busy schedule. THANK YOU!
Kara Viczko, Moosejaw SK
The Online trimming Course has so much knowledge packed into it. You will learn so much. Even if you don't do your own trimming, you can learn to know what to look for in your horse's hooves.
Nicole Pinto, Florida USA
I was lucky enough to take the 6 day course at Okanagan School Of Natural Hoof Care a couple of years ago, and it really opened up some new doors for me and my career! So when I saw she was coming out with a new online course, specific to founder and laminitis, I definitely wanted to get my foot in that door! This course is very well laid out and super easy to follow. She provides loads of personal experience and tons of detail and information accompanied by images and diagrams to give you the best visuals possible! Kristi's approach is very open and honest, and she truly does put her students, and the horses she cares for in her best interest, and this course just oozes with proof of that. Thank you OKSNHC for yet again, providing another opportunity of education for this, and many other, horse crazy fanatics!
I just finished the Online Trimming Course. I took it to be able to assess my trimmer's work and guide the way I would like my horses trimmed. The course was jam packed with valuable information. I learned much more than I ever imagined about horse hooves. I am looking forward to putting it into practice with my trimmer and seeing my horses' feet improve! I recommend that everyone who has a horse take this course!
Susan Cafouras, Lisbon OH USA
What happens when you have 19 horses, trust local farriers and always believe that something is not quite right? It started with some of my horses getting cracks and one mare was lame the whole summer due to this impact. You start to get some books and still, there is always a gap due to lack of knowledge. Finally I spoke to Kristi and completed the Online Trimming Course. This course is just awesome and finally everything made sense! It was the best course I have ever taken with regards to my equine education and very inexpensive for what you get! Furthermore, Kristi was so helpful guiding me through a tough time with a mare who has been trimmed wrong for a long time by 'professionals'. She has so much knowledge. Thank you Kristi!
Elvira Brunner, Clearwater BC
Even if I wasn’t already interested in learning about laminitis and founder, I would have found this course very useful. It’s an easy read with excellent illustrations and photographs. Most importantly, the course takes a common sense approach to simplifying a complicated subject in ways that make it easier to understand and retain information in the context of hoof function and the whole horse.
I just finished the online course. I really want to gain a better understanding of what my trimmer is doing and also want to do it myself. The videos are clear, concise and easy to follow. I hope to attend the 6 day course later to get some hands-on experience to do my own horses. I recommend taking this online course. It's a great learning tool.
Mary Ann Massey, Crousetown NS
We got the Online trimming Course at Mane Event and it is awesome! So much information and it gets right into the detailed anatomy so you know the what and why! Can't say enough about it!
Geoff Campbell, Red Deer AB
Thank you for a jam-packed Online Trimming Course! When I moved to (remote) New Mexico last summer, I didn't anticipate being the one to take over the trimming of my horses' hooves. I stumbled along for awhile before discovering your course. It's so full of information, detail and tips that now when I look at their feet, I can actually understand what's going on. What a great find - thank you for creating it!!
Katherine Turpin, New Mexico USA