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We came to natural hoof-care through the injury of an endurance horse, Fari. In seeking an answer to his problems we looked with much skepticism into the barefoot movement. What we found astounded us. Since then, over a 12 year period, we have become committed to barefoot and natural hoof-care because we believe that unshod horses have a huge advantage in injury prevention and performance enhancement.
Performance Barefoot Ltd no longer offer a trimming service to new clients, but we are always willing to offer advice as so much of the success of barefoot is bound up with diet and nutrition. This web site also serves to prove just how much you can achieve with a healthy bare or booted hoof.
Sarah Braithwaite of Performance Barefoot Ltd trained with both Pete Ramey and Jaime Jackson and in the USA. She is co-founder of United Kingdom of Natural Hoof-care Practitioners (UKNHCP) and has co-authored a book Feet First: Barefoot Performance and Hoof Rehabilitation
Lately Sarah’s studies have lead her to Dr Eleanor Kellon and using scientific analysis of forage to create balanced, healthy nutrition to optimise the diet of all horses from lamintics through to top performance horses. This intelligent approach to nutrition has provided the illusive key to many problems she encountered with the health of barefoot horses over the years she was trimming horses. It has also provided a new direction for Performance Barefoot which now specialises in helping horses achieve optimum health through tailor made supplements, feed plans, individual minerals all matched to forage analysis. This arm of Performance Barefoot can be found at the ForagePlus web site.
Sarah regularly competes her horses in a variety of disciplines from dressage to show jumping to endurance. She enjoys hunting on her Arab, Fari and endurance on her very talented Arab, Morris. She is also interested in Natural Horsemanship and has trained with Steve Halfpenny, Ken Faulkner and Dave Stewart.