Natural Hoof Care Specialist
I am Paige Poss, the owner and creator of Iron Free Hoof.
I am a professional hoof care provider with over a decade of trimming experience, years of teaching about horse hooves, and a lifetime of owning and riding barefoot horses.
In 1999, I pulled the shoes and began trimming my laminitic gelding. Within a very short amount of time, he was significantly better, and I had found a new passion.
Fascinated by the results I got from my gelding, I began studying extensively and trimming any horses in need. The more I learned, the more enthralled I became.
I look at the feet from many different aspects and incorporate all that I have seen. My goal and joy is to compliment the knowledge base that is out there on the internet and add a fresh perspective. I also love increasing people's confidence and promoting critical thinking. I am the last to assume I know, and challenge all to question everything.
My trimming practice and my website is where I blend my interests. I feel very fortunate to work with horses daily. The mechanical hoof issues integrate my love of working with tools and simple construction. My artistic side is involved with the actual trimming and hoof photography. Trimming is a wonderful field that incorporates my degree in Animal Science from North Carolina State University and work experience as a research technician working for talented and highly regarded scientists in biotechnology, toxicology, physiology and nutrition.
Paige is a founding member of the American Hoof Association. This non-profit organization is the brainchild of Pete Ramey. He saw the need to organize a comprehensive group of professional trimmers who adhere to a conservative, non-invasive approach to trimming. To find out more about this group, go to www.americanhoofassociation.org.
Currently, Paige Poss lives in the beautiful countryside of northern Virginia. She works and teaches throughout Virginia and adjoining states and is available to teach worldwide.