Metta Equus

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What we do

Hoof care

We are based in the Rigaud/Saint-Lazare area, servicing eastern Ontario and western Quebec. At this time our regular clientele spaces are full. Availability is reserved for serious/difficult emergency cases and students of our education program who wish to pursue hands-on instruction as a follow-up to our online course. We can, however, provide referrals to trusted colleagues, so please don’t hesitate to contact us.


Metta Equus helps horse owners to play an active role in their horse’s hoof care. Course leaders Maia Chaput and Catherine Larose  have teamed up to form a collaborative education project to share their specialized knowledge with horse owners and other equine care specialists.

The core education program is called Foundations of SoundnessRecognizing and Developing Healthy Hooves. This program originated as a three-day, live introduction to hoof care and trimming workshop and has evolved over the last decade, changing with the valuable interactions we’ve had with each group of students.

We’re always striving to improve the material we present with the latest research and information learned at the many conferences we’ve attended. Credit also has to be given to the other wonderful professionals we’ve met and collaborated with over the years.

In essence, this course is not an attempt to make our own “method” or to reinvent the wheel, rather we are curating the most up to date information from expert sources and presenting it to you in an easy to follow format that will give you a solid foundation on your hoof care journey.

It has been our dream since the beginning to make the theory portion of our course available as an online, learn-at-your-own-pace resource, and we’re happy to announce that it will be available right here shortly!

The core Foundations of Soundness course is recognized by the PHCP for education training credits.