lameness evaluations and rehabilitation

SPECIALIZING IN RECOGNIZING AND TREATING EQUINE LAMENESS

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FOUNDER, NAVICULAR DISEASE, POOR FOOT CONFORMATIONS, LIMB DEFORMITIES, NUTRITIONAL IMBALANCE, INJURY STABILIZATION AND FOLLOW UP PHYSICAL REHABILITATION.


ONSITE AND REMOTE EVALUATION SERVICES

Mark J. Plumlee


CJF, Certified Journeyman Farrier RJF, Registered Journeyman Farrier, CBT, Certified Barefoot Trimmer CFP, Certified Farrier Practioner CLS, Certified Lameness Specialist FE, Farrier Educator

Phone / Video Evaluation

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Full Care Boarding / Evaluation / Treatment Plan

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dedicated, professional care team

 

The first thing we do is watch the horse move.  As a grazing and flight animal, horses are all about movement.  So before we make any decisions, it is imperative that we watch how the horse moves, specifically how the foot meets the ground.  Is the foot reaching out and landing heel first, flat, or toe first? This simple observation will tell you a lot about your horse's level of comfort.


In my years of specializing in lameness rehabilitation, scores of horses have shown us that a heel first landing is how a sound horse's foot meets the ground.  To understand this, you'll need to understand a bit about lower lib anatomy. With each lameness evaluation, the client will receive a series of articles defining the Principles for Evaluating Hoof Health.  


Mark is one of a very few farrier school owners/instructors that actually rides and competes in a high performance event on horseback.  As Mark and Karen often say, "Horses are all about movement."  


Contact Mark today for a phone consultation:   Phone: 425 890-3043  

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Mark Plumlee is a Certified Journeyman Farrier through the American Farriers Association, a Registered Journeyman Farrier through the Guild of Professional Farriers, and a Certified Barefoot Trimmer, Certified Farrier and Certified Lameness Specialist through the Equine Lameness Prevention Organization. 


These diverse certifications speak to Mark’s commitment to the horse. Mark has published 6 educational DVDs, and has been a pioneer in the advancement of farrier education.


Mark, with his wife Karen own and operate Mission Farrier School in Snohomish, Washington, where they have graduated over 400 students from across the United States and 10 foreign countries.

 

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Case Studies

Therapeutic Shoeing is a regular part of our curriculum.  


Our clientele  include:

  • Laminitis cases
  • White line disease
  • Stumbling problems
  • Cushings
  • Peripheral Cushings
  • and Veterinary referrals



Consultations available by appt.

  Phone: 425 890-3043 


 

Our Mission:

  • To take as much time as it takes to meet your horse's needs.
  • To provide a learning environment for our students and clients.
  • To learn as much as we can from each horse that walks through our door.
  • To evaluate each horse individually.
  • To put the needs of horses first, people second.
  • To provide an environment for soundness and a path to healing.
  • To keep an open mind and learn what we don't know.

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