As long as I can remember, I was fascinated by horses, and with my first horse I began to be interested in hooves, too. Every time I bombed my farrier with questions, which he gladly answered, and after some lecture finally the opportunity popped-up: A weekend course with Jochen Biernat! He was and (still is) Germanys leading equine hoof researcher. After this, I started trimming my horses and those of my friends.
Unfortunately, the long period of apprenticeship deterred me from becoming a farrier, and I studied some “decent” – first construction and then electrical engineering. I did some endurance riding and discovered the world of hoof boots, experimented a lot and operated beside a small horseshop. Finally, I decided to become a hoof orthopaedist. After two years of exciting training with extensive theory and many practical weekends at the German Institute for Hoof Orthopedics, I held the diploma to a DIfHO® hoof orthopaedist in hand.
HOVAKUTEN Angela Savoia at DIfHO®–Huforthopädie. Photo credit: Jochen Biernat
In 2009, I moved together with my 4 arabian horses to Sweden, and further to Norway in 2017. Scandinavia is in terms of barehoof trimming a big black hole. Still a lot to improve, but we tackle it!
Effective treatment of symptoms instead of concealing problems! HOVAKUTEN Angela Savoia with Wiebke at DIfHO® – Huforthopädie Jochen Biernat