KC La Pierre, RJF, MEP, PhD, is the developer of Applied Equine Podiatry (AEP) and the HPT (High Performance Trim) method™ . He has been a Registered Journey Farrier for 20 years, a horseman for over 30 years, as well as a traditional Journeymen Blacksmith.
KC founded the International Institute of Equine Podiatry, Inc. in 2000 with the aim of furthering the awareness of today's insightful horse owner, farrier, and veterinarian to the importance of proper equine foot care.
AEP is based on KC La Pierre's own Suspension Theory of Hoof Dynamics© and his Internal Arch Theory©. His work is about providing a model and a method that both the farrier sciences, and alternative medicine practitioners can rely on. He balances to the fifth dimension!
His past experience with the Abaco wild barb horses of the Bahamas, provided research into the environmental effects on the once pristine hooves of these magnificent creatures. This research has been supportive to the practical application of AEP on the domestic horse.
"The essence of Equine Podiatry is the conscientious study of the equine foot, always striving to expose it to proper environmental stimuli, making every effort to promote proper structure and function, as we attempt to achieve high performance. It is accepting the facts that the horse has the innate ability to heal itself and that man's interference has caused imbalance and broken the golden rule of "Do No Harm"." KC La Pierre, RJF, MEP, PhD, 2002.
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