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Karen A Beaumont - Ann Cooper - ,

Equine Podiatrist

General Information

Professional / Company name Karen A Beaumont - Ann Cooper
Profession Equine Podiatrist
Website Address

Specialities / Skills

Equine Podiatry

Qualifications / Affiliated Bodies / Regulated Bodies

Diploma in Applied Equine Podiatry

Licenced Instructor for the Institute of Applied Equine Podiatry IAEP

Active Membership MIAEP


The service is not just about trimming the foot. It is about the overall management of the horse and conditioning of its hooves. This will make the difference between comfortable feet and high-performance feet.


Some of the benefits include:

  • Corrected balance
  • Improved muscle tone and released tension
  • Surefootedness
  • Continued ‘soundness’
  • More efficient circulatory system
  • Prevention of  tripping, forging or over-reaching
  • Eradication of thrush and white line disease


Also in conjunction with the veterinary advice, you may ease

or eradicate:

  • Laminitis
  • Navicular disease
  • Deformed hoof syndrome
  • Recurring abscesses


Horses just out of shoes, or those that haven’t done much work on the hard ground, will need a transition period to become fully sound without shoes on all surfaces. Doing too much can cause contra-actions, such as foot tenderness, bruising and inflammation.


You will need to allow at least 2 hours for your first visit; subsequent visits will be shorter as your horse progresses.


The horse's health, environment, nutrition, and exercise will be discussed.

A ‘Spectrum of Usability’ form is used to score the structures of each foot on a scale 1-10. This will indicate how much work the feet can withstand in their current

state of health, as well as allowing for monitoring of progress. Photographs will be obtained at the first and second visit, with others taken intermittently thereafter.


Your DAEP will need access to a clean, hard and flat area on which to work as well as someone to hold your horse whilst the trim is performed and to trot the horse up before and after the trim.


When appropriate, a ´High-Performance Trim` will be

applied to maintain or return the proper structure to the hoof.

In the practice of Applied Equine Podiatry: ´do no harm` is paramount to its application.


In exceptional circumstances, a DAEP may refuse to trim

a horse if he/she considers the situation to be dangerous.

Further Information

Years of experience 12
Locations Karen Beaumont - Cheshire - Ann Cooper - North Wales, Lancashire and Cheshire
Prices £50 Initial Consultation - £40 Standard Appointment - Travel Costs may apply for distances over 15 miles (please ask for further details)


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