Copper Cricket Equine Care

Barefoot Trimming ~ Nutrition Consulting ~ Hoof Boot Fitting

Philosophy

I am absolutely passionate about helping horses achieve better form and comfort, as well as educating and empowering owners to make the best choices for their equine partners. I wholeheartedly love what I do helping to create the optimal care for both my human and equine clients.

I look forward to working with you and your horses!

Jana Hunter

Founder

Services

What We Do

Serving the west central Saskatchewan region, we are currently accepting new clients. Feel free to contact us with any inquiries.

Barefoot Trimming

Through my trimming, I strive to achieve comfort, balance, and proper biomechanics. I work from where each horse is at, and I trim to encourage heel first landings, which will strengthen the integrity of the hoof, build soft tissue, and aid in better mobility throughout the entire body.

Nutrition Consulting

With so much of the body’s overall health being linked to nutrition, it stands to reason that nutritional imbalances affect the hooves as well.

Ensuring that there is not only adequate amounts of essential minerals in the diet, but also balancing the ratios of the minerals that compete with each other for absorption will make a tremendous difference on hoof health and quality.

Podcast Guest Appearance

I had the pleasure of being a guest speaker on Friends On Horses Podcast. We chatted about why equine nutrition is so important, the connection between diet and hooves, what a balanced diet looks like, and how to ensure your horse’s needs are being met. Check out the podcast link for more information!

Hoof Boot Fitting

Hoof boots are a fantastic tool that offer the hoof protection, while allowing natural flexion and expansion. There are many styles and applications for both riding and rehabilitation use, as well as pads for added cushion.

The best boot for a horse is the one that best fits the individual, and ensuring proper fit is imperative.

“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.”
– Rumi
Jana Hunter

About

Welcome! My name is Jana Hunter and I am a hoof care provider. I reside near Harris, Saskatchewan with my husband, son, horses, cows, dogs, cats, and chickens.

Though I’ve been self proclaimed as horse obsessed my entire life, my passion for hoof care didn’t begin until a special horse entered my life and nudged me in this direction. What started as a pursuit of knowledge to better help him quickly snow balled into a fascination for all things hoof care, to the point where I often find myself trimming hooves in my dreams!

I have studied and attended courses, clinics, and lectures with Dr. Robert Bowker, Dr. Eleanor Kellon, David Landreville, the ECIR group, and the Hoof Geeks. I believe that learning is a life long journey, and I continue to add to my education whenever I am able.

 

Client

Reviews

"... one of the best holistic farriers ..."
I connected with Jana after seeing her post and comment on a hoof related Facebook group we both belong to. I was thrilled to find another Canadian and who is so passionate and well-educated on hoof health. We asked Jana to join our team at Hoof Help Canada to offer hoof boot fittings and after learning how educated she is on nutrition as well, she is also now helping our clients balance their horses diets. We cannot say enough about how great it’s been to collaborate with Jana, she is extremely meticulous and professional in her work and interactions. We’re continuously impressed with the case studies she’s shared with us and if you’re thinking of contacting Jana for help, we know you will be in excellent hands. She is truly one of the best holistic farriers Canada has to offer!

Kaileen St.Antoine
Hoof Help Canada

"... very passionate ..."

I highly recommend Jana to anyone striving to improve their horses hooves and overall health. She is very passionate about continuing education in hoof health and nutrition. Every time she comes out, I see improvements in our horses.

She does a great job explaining what changes to the horses nutrition or care can help improve your horse and why it works. We appreciate everything she does for all our horses at Matali Equine! Thank you Jana!

Alissa Fehr
Owner, Instructor, Manager at Matali Equine

"... approachable and open-minded ..."

Jana offers the complete hoof care package! She provides my horses with their hoof trims, nutritional balancing, and hoof boot fitting needs. Passionate, extremely knowledgeable, reliable and organized, Jana provides consistent, individualized care for every horse. I have two insulin resistant mares, both of whom will struggle with hoof comfort if not properly managed. Jana been key to successfully restoring their hoof comfort- providing regular trims that support progressive improvements in hoof function, combined with mineral balancing of their hays; an essential component to help manage their insulin resistance and ensure their hooves have the building blocks they need to be strong and functional. She has additionally provided hoof boot fitting and advice as needed, ensuring my horses can remain comfortable on a variety of surfaces.

It is also worth to mention, that Jana is also great to work with because she is approachable and open-minded; approach Jana with questions and thoughts on your horses hoof care, she will listen intently and discuss and answer your questions in line with your horses needs. She is a proponent of life long learning, and continues to build her knowledge on hoof care, to your horses’ benefit.

We are extremely fortunate to have Jana serving the Saskatchewan horse community – I highly recommend her!

Yolande Seddon

"... caring with the horses ..."

I was having issues with my OTTB going lame intermittently. There were no obvious signs of injury, but now and then she would be lame for a few days. I tried shoes for about a year, but found that I was experiencing the same problems. Then I started reading up on barefoot trimming and how that could possibly be a solution for recovering my horse’s soundness permanently. I was so happy to find Jana closeby to start the process. It has been approximately 5 months of barefoot trims with Jana coming out every 3 weeks, and the transformation is quite remarkable. My thoroughbred with “terrible feet” is completely sound, her heels are gaining angle and her frog is returning to where it should be.

On top of everything, this horse who used to be a bit of a nightmare for farriers, stands untied and needs little direction when Jana is trimming her. Previous farriers used physical aggression, and gadgets to try and make her calm down, which always backfired. Jana is firm but caring with the horses and they respond to her by doing what is asked of them.

We are only part way through the journey of rehabilitating Ralphy Girl, but I am excited to continue having her under Jana’s care.

Shannon Hill

"... huge improvements ..."

The horses are always happy to see Jana and so am I!!! I have seen huge improvements in all my horses hooves with more frequent trimming and a nutrition plan in place to help improve hoof health thanks to Jana!

Highly recommend!!!

Lindsay Sagon
Equi – Health Canada Instructor

"... hard working, inspiring woman ..."

Jana is that one person, that you want as an important part of you and your horses life, whether it be through hoof health, digestive health, all around horsey education or all of the above. She will go above & beyond to make sure everyone is happy, healthy & not to mention, she is so very patient & loving (even with geriatric, arthritic, grouchy geldings!)

Jana is one of the most knowledgeable human beings I’ve ever had the pleasure of getting to know, as well as so understanding, passionate & an all around great, hard working, inspiring woman! I am so grateful for her and the work she has done with my old guy; from his feet, with our 5 week trimming schedule, to his gut health, with supplement recommendations! Thanks for all of your hard work Jana, you are truly a gem in the horse world!

Kaitlin Penfield

"... always grounded, supportive and ready ..."

Jana is a joy to work with, always grounded, supportive and ready for whatever task is ahead of her. She’s our right hand gal for the Cowgirl Re-union, and shows up in every way, not to mention how comfortable every horse is around her. Can’t recommend her enough!

Alexa Linton

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