My name is Linda Martin, owner of The Good Hoof.  I provide bare foot hoof care & lifestyle management for horses living in  Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties.  I also provide consultations and emergency trims. I am certified by the Pacific Hoof Care Practitioners (PHCP).

I am a currently accepting a limited number  of new clients.   ______________________________________

My services include:  

1.  Barefoot trimming & lifestyle management
I provide a non invasive balanced trim utilizing non invasive trimming methods and the latest research in hoof health based on the research and teaching of Pete Ramey (, Pacific Hoof Care Practitioners and many other leaders in the field of equine hoof care. 
I will be happy to consult with you regarding equine diet, exercise regime, footing & hoof care. I can core your hay, order hay analysis & help you understand the test results.

2.  Hoof boot fitting and sales 
I will fit your horse in the best boot for their hoof & your riding.   I carry a limited size range of Easy Boots  in different styles.  I also can fit and order Renegade hoof boots for your horse.

If I do not carry the brand or size your horse requires I will help you select the appropriate size to order. 

3.  Sales of California Trace    
California Trace is a concentrated trace mineral supplement designed specifically for horses on unsupplemented forage diets. __________________________________________

                         Contact Information

              I can be reached by phone at (831) 588-7043
              & by email at


NEWS FLASH....The Pacific Hoof Care Practitioners  conference is scheduled for March 3-6, 2016, in
San Diego, CA.

Hoof care professionals and non-professionals are invited to attend.  I hope to see you there.
  You can register and find more information at the PHCP website at
Conference Schedule

Thursday March 3rd:
6:30 dinner with Mentors/Committee Members & anyone interested in the workings of PHCP. Bring your ideas and feel free to share and get more involved in running our organization.
Dinner location and cost TBD. 
Please email Leslie Carrig to reserve a spot at this dinner.

Friday March 4th:
8:00 - 9:00 Check in 

9:00 - 10:00 Dr. Debra Taylor on Negative Palmer Angle

10:15 - 11:00 Dr. Debra Taylor on Caudal Hoof Morphology

11:15 - 12:00 Dr. Debra Taylor on Padding for the Thin Soled Horse

12:00 - 1:00 lunch (included)

1:00 - 3:00 Dr. Hilary Clayton on Biomechanics of the Hoof-Ground Interaction –

3:00 - 4:00 Dr. Hilary Clayton on Straightness and Sidedness in Horses and Farriers –

4:00 - 5:00 Dr. Hilary Clayton on Biomechanics of Lameness –

6:00 Meet and Greet sponsored by EasyCare Inc.
Drinks (open bar) & Food (included)
acknowledgement and certificates for new Student Practitioners, Practitioners, and Mentors
Door Prizes
Swap and Sale Table - bring your used trimming tools, hoof boots, educational media, and anything else hoof care provider related that 
you no longer have use for.

Saturday March 5th:
8:00 bus to Shannon & Steffen Peters' farm, Arroyo Del Mar.

9:00 - 10:00 Dr. Hilary Clayton on Core Training for Horses: An Effective Way to Enhance Performance and Maintain Soundness.

10:00 - 11:00 Dr. Hilary Clayton on Dressage Gaits and Movements

11:00 - 12:00 lunch (included)

12:00 - 2:30 Garrett Ford of EasyCare will do a live horse glue-on demo - see the latest products and techniques for successful full time protection and get all your questions answered by the expert

3:00 - 5:00 tba

Sunday March 6th:
8:30 - 12:00 Carol Layton on Nutrition

12:00 - 1:00 lunch (included)

1:00 - 4:00 Joan Kulifay on Arthritis and Lameness

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