Born and raised around horses in California, Robert Barnes started riding and working with horses when he was 7. His love of horses and desire of bringing comfort to their feet (ever seen a happy horse with bad feet?) motivated him to become a farrier. For the last 30 years, he’s provided some of California’s biggest farms with his services. He has also worked with highly competitive hunters, jumpers, dressage horses and college programs.
His specialties are lameness prevention and recovery, evaluation of the hairline and how it affects the whole equine muscular/skeletal harmony. He uses the latest techniques, including composite and therapeutic aluminum shoes.