Laura Babineau

Farrier

About Me

I am a  Kwantlen University graduate, having completed a one year program in Advanced Farrier Science in 2004. It was an extensive program which taught hotshoeing, as well as equine anatomy, gait faults, forging and barefoot trimming.

I was taught by Journeyman Farrier Gerard Laverty, who has competed at the national level with the American Farrier Team and the Canadian Farrier Team, and by Horseshoeing Hall of Famer, Hank McEwan.  I competed at the Western Canadian Farrier’s Association Fall Conference in 2004, placing 3rd in the novice division.

I have been taught to shoe horses of many disciplines, including dressage horses and eventers, pleasure and trail horses. I have also been taught corrective shoeing, which covers heartbars, wedged heels, pads, polyeurathane and much more. I shoe to the high standards of the American Farrier’s Associaton, and I assure quality of service with each horse I see.

Through 2010-2011 I had the pleasure of working and training with CJF Mike Harris, an equine consultant with more than 38 years of horse experience, and 1990 graduate of Olds College Farrier Program. Together we  taught clinics province-wide, to further educate the horse owners and handlers of Newfoundland.