Chase obtained his farrier's certification from Montana State University, Bozeman MT. He has been working as a farrier in Whatcom and Skagit Counties alongside his training work for several years.
He offers a comprehensive farrier service, from trims and cold shoes, to bespoke shoes and corrective shoeing.
He is happy to give you advice and assistance with any problems that your horse has with his feet, such as cracks, sole bruises or unknown lameness issues. He checks your horse's feet for any abnormalities as a matter of course, and will give you advice on how best to deal with any issues that he might find - White Line Disease, for example.
Chase brings his knowledge of the horse as a whole to his specialist understanding of shoeing, allowing him to treat every horse holistically rather than looking at just their feet.
Getting the best from your appointment
Being a farrier is hard work, and can be made easier if you prepare appropriately for your appointment.
Have your horse caught, wearing a well-fitting halter.
Try to have a flat, clean and dry area to work in, with good light to see by.
Please keep young children and dogs away from the horse during the appointment, to avoid distractions.
Tell us about any known issues your horse has with his feet so that Chase can prepare accordingly.
Please do not give your horse treats during the appointment. This is a distraction to the horse, and can encourage bad behaviour. Feel free to give your horse a treat at the end of the appointment, when all four feet have been seen to.
Train your horse to pick up his feet and be respectful about holding them up. Chase works with a stand for the horse to rest on, but the horse still needs to cooperate! Ask for advice on training your horse to stand well for the farrier.
If you have questions, please ask! Chase is always happy to answer them.
If you need to change or postpone your appointment, you must let us knowas soon as possible. We are happy to reschedule, but we will need to discuss a date and time for the new appointment, as Chase is often already booked.
Front shoes: $55
Full set shoes: $75
Hot shoeing: Price on request
Please note: If your horse is difficult and misbehaves while Chase is working on his feet, an excess Fractious Horse Charge may apply. This is at Chase's discretion at the appointment. Training can help to avoid this issue in the future.