January 2008 - by Mary Bargerstock, owner of Prince Valient aka: Brix
"I moved to the Virginia area during the fall of 2006. My horse, Brix, had been barefoot since the fall of 2002 but had developed superficial cracks down the middle of both front feet sometime during late 2004. My hoof trimmer in Georgia was unable to resolve this issue. While Brix has never been lame, the cracks were not cosmetically appealing. I had consulted a vet and a farrier and both told me that the cracks were not causing him any problems or pain.
By a stroke of luck, I ran across Natalie's name when I did a search of natural hoof trimmers on the Internet. Natalie has been a Godsend. She is professional and has a natural talent for letting the horse's hoof guide her in the way she trims. Brix now has pretty feet as the picture above illustrates, free of cracks. He moves beautifully and being barefoot has been the best thing for him. I will never go back to traditional farriers or iron shoes."