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Raven Hollow Farrier Services LLC

Raven Hollow Farrier Services LLC Casey is a professional farrier and graduate of Mission Farrier School. She specializes in barefoot trims, performance shoeing and therapeutic systems.

Casey graduate of Mission Farrier School. She has a passion for horses and their well being and believes that you don't have a horse unless you have their hooves. She is kind and patient with even the most challenging of horses, and has the horsemanship skills to get even the most difficult horses shod. Casey has learned about all different types of therapeutic systems to help get your horse sound, but has the know how to keep a horse sound as well.

Operating as usual

Hey clients- in case you missed the memo, the roads are straight ice right now. My hope is to get out in the afternoon w...
12/22/2021

Hey clients- in case you missed the memo, the roads are straight ice right now. My hope is to get out in the afternoon when it's safer to replace lost shoes at minimum.

That said, tomorrow I have to cut short my day for holiday festivities with my family.

I will be doing my absolute best to get to ya'll in a "most dire needed" order.

I have called into other farriers to verify Santa's reindeer will be taken care of, and assured all involved I can be a "late night pit stop" for any fixes needed on Christmas Eve night. My roof is relatively flat, so I should be able to face my fear of heights and help keep the reindeer on track if needed!!

Merry Christmas, and happy holidays ❤

Lots of love,

Casey, Rebel, Grapony and the RHFS family

It's been a hot minute since I've needed to "work" a horse who wasn't sure about having their toes done...Had fun dustin...
09/17/2021

It's been a hot minute since I've needed to "work" a horse who wasn't sure about having their toes done...

Had fun dusting off these skills working with an absolutely lovely Morgan filly. The owner had not been having success even picking her hind feet (the owner also has been trying to do it solo as she has no help bringing up her colts and filly!!)

So I slowed down my day to teach Tricia that it IS possible to do alone.

Sometimes less is more... less leads, ties, talking, fighting... a whole lot more communicating with the horse using language that THEY understand.

Looking forward to watching this little lady's progress!!!!!! She's going to turn into a fine young horse!

Got to meet an incredibly handsome new client today. Everyone, meet BEAR!!! Bear was just imported from Europe and got h...
05/12/2021

Got to meet an incredibly handsome new client today. Everyone, meet BEAR!!!

Bear was just imported from Europe and got his first set of kicks here as a new citizen of the great USA!

For a horse who had to have a minor surgical procedure before leaving Holland, a flight over the open ocean, a quarantine stay, a missing shoe somewhere along the ride, and a drive from QT to his new home... and oh, no real time for turn out or "horsing around" in the mix, all I can say is:

WHAT AN HONOR IT WAS TO WORK ON SUCH A GEM!

Welcome home, Bear!!! You are already so loved by your new family, barn family and farrier!!

DERBY DAY 2021!  Woo hoo!!!
05/01/2021

DERBY DAY 2021! Woo hoo!!!

Get ready for tomorrow's Run for the Roses, and don't forget to appreciate the farriers who got these athletes to the gates!!!!

Apologies for the gaps, I'll try to add more info in the comments.

Baby Frog got 4 shoes today! Pictures to come shortly!!!!!
04/15/2021

Baby Frog got 4 shoes today! Pictures to come shortly!!!!!

Thank you @crd928 for coming out to put on Frog’s first full set of shoes today! We had a failed attempt at front shoes last fall that resulted in 3 pulled shoes in two weeks so this time we tried all four shoes to see if he’d handle them better! #babyFrog #farragodebrio #goodbabyhorse #shinyshoes

03/31/2021

I arguably did my most stunning shoe job of 2021 so far today. But why would I have taken pictures of the shoes, the fit, the first drill and tap of the season, the trim... before letting the pony loose!? Ah. Planning would have been a good idea here 😂

Anyway. I think this handsome Connemara thinks his new shoes are just fine!!! He is an adorable, and incredibly talented fella, and I sure like working on him!!!!!!!

Fingers crossed for some more pretty ribbons when he and his owner go and show this weekend!!!! He sure does look extra lovely flaunting them on his halter or bridle!!!!!

Farrier Appreciation Post Shoutout!Kerry Hanson ❤I have posted about this mare in the past. What I did NOT say about her...
02/24/2021

Farrier Appreciation Post Shoutout!

Kerry Hanson ❤

I have posted about this mare in the past. What I did NOT say about her was that she was a CHALLENGE to shoe. She fought me every step of the way, to a point it was dangerous for me. While I am certain a large part was pain related, which we have been actively addressing... part was between her ears.

It is no shock to the owner at this point that I was damn close to letting this horse go from my books. I loathed going to do her. Frankly: I was also a bit scared.

In walks Kerry. Determined to help adjust her attitude. Pulling crazy tricks from her bag of magic... Kerry told me I was NOT allowed to fire her!

Anyway. Here is Silver. Falling asleep on Karissa. Only took a whole lot of Kerry's voodoo, my shoeing, the owner's wonderful care, (and some prayers) to make her one of the most lovely critters to shoe on my books.

So for all of you with some crazy horses who hate farrier days: there is a way. You just need to work for it!!!!!!

Ah, winter. Did you know I am over you? Well, blessings that be, we are about a month and a half from having you behind ...
02/18/2021

Ah, winter. Did you know I am over you? Well, blessings that be, we are about a month and a half from having you behind us!!!

So today's education is as follows: this beautiful boy has been slipping and sliding walking to the indoor arena. His owner and I have been in communication as to how to prevent this, for safety of horse, rider, owner, etc, and formulated a game plan.

So sure... I have a standard procedure as to how much traction I add. It may not always be "enough" for some! However, I am not always there to witness when it is not enough, either. I need help! The horses need advocates!!

Grateful for this wonderful owner's open communication so we can plan to make sure "Boyfriend" and his "team" are all safe to continue training, even when Mother Nature tries to rain (or ice... or snow) on our parade!

Bernie just getting a riding lesson at Atkinson Riding Academy on one of my most famous clients, Mac!!!!!😂
01/28/2021

Bernie just getting a riding lesson at Atkinson Riding Academy on one of my most famous clients, Mac!!!!!

😂

Raven Hollow Farrier Services LLC
12/04/2020

Raven Hollow Farrier Services LLC

My favorite set of shoes on a horse is one of two things:1. A therapeutic set up that I get to witness the horse see a l...
11/20/2020

My favorite set of shoes on a horse is one of two things:

1. A therapeutic set up that I get to witness the horse see a level of comfort they havent had in a while

Or

2. The "first set" put on a horse.

Today I shod up baby Frog with his first ever set of shoes, as his owner, Alice, noticed some light discomfort out on hacks.

Hes not even 4 yet, and Alice has worked HARD to prepare him for this. She set both Frog and I up for success today!!!

Excited for this "little" fella's future with Alice as they grow together for the dressage ring!!!

Thank you @crd928 for putting Frog’s first set of shoes on! He stood like a champ through it all and he should be much more comfortable out hacking now!

Per vet request, just did a little hind end halfway through the cycle to try to sort out some issues...But really, this ...
11/18/2020

Per vet request, just did a little hind end halfway through the cycle to try to sort out some issues...

But really, this post is about my apprentice, Karissa.

Many of you have met her by now, some have not! But dang, does she try!

And I have to say, on this tight, small, wiggly little quarter horse, I am pretty proud of how her finish work is coming along!!!

What I am most proud of with her improvements is that she will tell me what her goal will be the next time... "well, that clinch is ugly... it's really hard to clinch a nail in an old hole. Next time I will slow down and see if I can button it in a bit more."

Rock. On.

Thanks to all my clients who have been there with patience and encouragement while Karissa is learning the ropes!!!

11/18/2020
Alice VanBokkelen Equestrian

Cute dinnertime adventures with Baby Frog and Friends!!

The menagerie coming in for dinner. Left to right we have Amira the pig, Frog the horse, and Holly the goat. One strange but happy family. #babyfrog #toocute #pig #goat #farmlife #dinnertime

A little work yesterday with my favorite helper around!And good boy, Max! What a kind horse ❤
11/15/2020

A little work yesterday with my favorite helper around!

And good boy, Max! What a kind horse ❤

Just saying, even the dictionary wants everyone to know what my gig is about 😉
11/13/2020

Just saying, even the dictionary wants everyone to know what my gig is about 😉

Adventure day today! And a first for me!!Had to trim up Big Man Bolt today... figured the best way to get to him was on ...
11/08/2020

Adventure day today! And a first for me!!

Had to trim up Big Man Bolt today... figured the best way to get to him was on the motorcycle! First trim on the books via two wheels!!!

Fun adventure to Bolt... who... really didnt think his feet needed to be done THAT badly 😂 but he was a good boy and got all the itchy scritches after his trim and all the face making!!!!

How do you beat a 70° day in November?With great horses, of course!This handsome senior is Orion. He's a good dude, with...
11/05/2020

How do you beat a 70° day in November?

With great horses, of course!

This handsome senior is Orion. He's a good dude, with some typical senior issues... like arthritis.

Orion's mama is a fantastic woman who has NEVER missed a farrier appointment for him... until today.

I feel utterly blessed that his owner has enough faith in my abilities as well as trust to allow me to trim Orion today in her absence.

As a complete sucker for the senior horses, I keep Orion as low as possible... I also rotate around him... doing all the knife work to each hoof, then nipper work, then rasp work... well, you get the idea. Orion has been nothing short of a lovely gentleman with this method to get him trimmed.

Sure. It takes me a little longer than the normal trim!!! However, we both walk away happy and liking each other.

And come on, how cute is he??? He hammed it up for the pictures!!!!

Halloween is coming soon!What have you dressed YOUR horses up as this year?  Drop some pictures below!This is Tanner, Es...
10/27/2020

Halloween is coming soon!

What have you dressed YOUR horses up as this year? Drop some pictures below!

This is Tanner, Essie and Hope being good sports about being turned into ghost ponies!!!!

(Cookies were provided as rewards!!!)

Raven Hollow Farrier Services LLC
10/23/2020

Raven Hollow Farrier Services LLC

Got some new helpers to shoe a trouble maker today!Okay... a USED TO BE trouble maker.From dorm-gel fighting match, to d...
10/03/2020

Got some new helpers to shoe a trouble maker today!

Okay... a USED TO BE trouble maker.

From dorm-gel fighting match, to drug-free sleeping-shoeing! Vet. Farrier. Owner. We had a LOVELY (and sober!) horse today!!!!

Team work? Dream work.

And clucking hilarious with some added hens 😂

Over 5 years ago... Garland Stables, LLC and Chelsea called me out to help with her first BLM mustang...Both Chelsea and...
09/18/2020
Karma's First Trim (at liberty)

Over 5 years ago... Garland Stables, LLC and Chelsea called me out to help with her first BLM mustang...

Both Chelsea and I have grown a LOT since these days. Chelsea, running a successful business rehabbing, rehoming, and training these wonderful citizens, and me... well. Shoeing!

It was recently brought up in a farrier page I follow about how cool it feels to be the first one to trim such a magnificent creature, and how it certainly can be a challenge. It made me hunt for this video....

But oh, how fun for me, that Chelsea made this video... where my chaps are super shiney and new, my hoof stand isnt covered in dirt, glue, hoof packing and the like... and my unsteady legs and choppy rasp movements. I was maybe 6 months out of Mission Farrier School when this happened...

Thanks, Chelsea and Karma. I still love thinking about this day!

https://youtu.be/5Oh-jiaZxWk

Farrier: Casey Doyel (Raven Hollow Farrier Services) Karma is a 5 year old wild mustang being trained by Chelsea Miller at Garland Stables in Rye, NH for the...

Not sure how many horse hooves I have addressed this week.... but enough to know my own pony deserved some TLC as it has...
09/06/2020

Not sure how many horse hooves I have addressed this week.... but enough to know my own pony deserved some TLC as it has been a while since I saw him!

...maybe next time I head over to see him I will bring some trim tools along with me 😂

Many years ago when I was apprenticing, my mentor, Todd Blackington of Yankee Forge gave me a box of miscellaneous shoes...
09/02/2020

Many years ago when I was apprenticing, my mentor, Todd Blackington of Yankee Forge gave me a box of miscellaneous shoes he had collected over the years.

He told me he didn't know when he would use them. He offered them to me to help my business potentially grow, as I was broke beyond belief (think ramen noodle eating) at the time.

I remember wondering how someone could even collect a box like that!? I mean... thank you... but how!?

....so here I am, 6 years into my career, finding myself with a box... exactly like that.

So what do I do in my spare time?? I organize and clean my stock and my rig. And realize: I, too, collect shoes ❤

So while he's not on facebook... Thanks, Todd. It seems I have followed your footsteps pretty well! 😂

Meet Maeve and her "Seahorse," George!!George came onto my books a bit over a year ago... a rude, pushy, creature... wit...
08/07/2020

Meet Maeve and her "Seahorse," George!!

George came onto my books a bit over a year ago... a rude, pushy, creature... with difficult feet to work with.

Over the past year, Maeve has been working steadily to improve George's quality of life through training. She has been actively working to improve his abilities under saddle as well as his manners on the ground.

HER WORK DOES NOT GO UNNOTICED.

Today was George's day to be shod. 4 new shoes. This takes a lot longer than a reset job might take...

...and George fell asleep.

In the beginning, George couldn't be crosstied. Today Maeve popped in from her barn work job, to wake him up from falling asleep ON the crossties.

Maeve and George are a wonderful example of hard work and dedication to this amazing sport.

So THANK YOU MAEVE! You have made my life easier, and as such, made it possible for me to shoe George in the most top notch fashion possible!!

This is Darla... Darla... likes to eat her farrier. Darla thinks getting her feet done is garbage. Darla also really rea...
08/02/2020

This is Darla... Darla... likes to eat her farrier. Darla thinks getting her feet done is garbage. Darla also really really REALLY needs her princess toes protected.... Darla does well with dorm-gel, "day drinking" works.

...Darla also does well WITHOUT Dorm, if she has her girl there.

Ameila rides this beautiful pony... and helped me get her shod without the use of sedation. Amelia was absolutely awesome about listening to the advice I was giving her to help the process run smooth.... and NOT letting Darla eat me/try to kill me through the process.

Thank you, Ameila!!! And hopefully Darla will learn this isn't a bad process!! Cookies, snuggles and new shoes are a pretty good deal 😉

Here's to one of the Greats. Honored to have been your farrier for the last few years, Dutchy
07/28/2020

Here's to one of the Greats. Honored to have been your farrier for the last few years, Dutchy

It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce our last goodbye to Duchess. She has been a staple here at ARA for as long as we can remember. Duchess was a beloved lesson horse to all, creating smiles and love of riding to the youngest in our community. In the past year she has been retired, living her best life as Silas' pony. Duchess was slow, sweet, happy, slow, loved a good scratch, being outside, slower than molasses, and most of all KIDS! We know her life touched our students as much as she touched ours. We will miss her more than can be imagined. ❤🦄

I dont always work on Saturdays... in blazing heat... but when I do... It's nice to get kind gestures like this that fol...
07/27/2020

I dont always work on Saturdays... in blazing heat... but when I do... It's nice to get kind gestures like this that follow!

LB is a wonderful little horse owned by an incredibly (artistically!!) talented 11 year old girl.

I fixed his "flat tire" last weekend, and then helped pull his mane in prep for the show.... this was my thank you to his kiddo for all of HER hard work on his manners over the last few years.

LB went from a bit unruly to poster child for how horses should be because of his Girl.

This. This is a huge part of why I love my job. ❤

Spent some time at Winding Brook talking pony toes today!
07/25/2020

Spent some time at Winding Brook talking pony toes today!

A huge thank you to Casey Doyle today!! She came out to talk to our boarders about hoof care, and we learned about how to tape a hoof, how to find a pulse, what sugardine is, and how to pack a hoof that has thrush. We also learned how to keep our horses’ feet healthy between farrier visits. ❤️❤️

I know I have snapped at people and handlers while I have been shoeing. This just goes to show that even the best, most ...
07/12/2020

I know I have snapped at people and handlers while I have been shoeing. This just goes to show that even the best, most expensive, most well trained horses, are still just that: HORSES!!!

Big props to the handlers in this video for their horsemanship skills, letting the horse figure life out, staying safe, and rewarding the horse when finished.

So please, if I hollar, yell, or tell you to move: it's for EVERYONE'S safety. Yours. Mine. And Fluffy's.

That's your PSA of the day ❤

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Merida’s Horse Gets Startled During “The Royal Princess Processional” at the Magic Kingdom Reopening

https://wdwnt.news/20200711029

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Salem, NH
03079

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Wednesday 8am - 5pm
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Hope & Joy (the wildlings) are getting closer and closer to going home. Thank you Casey Doyle Raven Hollow Farrier Services LLC for the relaxed mani/pedi session today. Once she warmed up, Hope was really proud to show off the fact that she knows how to have her feet picked up. So proud of these two! It really does take a villlage ♥️ #rescuerehabrehome #patience #love #empathy
Congrats Casey! I threw you into the Cavalor Small Business contest and you won! Good Afternoon Joyce, I am reaching out to let you know your nomination for the Cavalor Small Business Contest has won 2nd Prize! We want to send Casey at Raven Hollow Farrier a great custom prize bucket plus a voucher for a free bag of feed. Can you please send me her complete contact information so we can get these items to her. I need name, address, phone and email. As you can well imagine there were many entries in the contest. We greatly appreciate your thoughtful entry and hope Casey enjoys her gift. I look forward to hearing from you with Casey's information. Thank You, Paula Woodward Northeast Territory Sales Manager CAVALOR NORTH AMERICA
Woo! Go Alice and Pizz!