Robbie Richardson

Barefoot farrier and equine ethologist

  • Qualified as a farrier in 1975, started general practice in the South West of the UK.
  • 1978-9 Researched at Exeter University concentrating on expansion and contraction of the equine hoof.
  • 1987 opened Greatcombe Equine Clinic - a unique facility dedicated to referral hoof care.
  • 2008 transformed to 100% barefoot trimming.
  • Created ‘Little learning’ a passive equine training method for owners and farriers.



    • 1997: The Horse's Foot and Related Problems
    • 2020: So You Want To Take your Horse Barefoot

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