Founder of Epona Shoe - Equine Orthotics and Barefoot Trimming
Monique Craig has a degree in computer science engineering with a minor in mathematics and physics. She was aiming at a PhD in computational linguistics at Stanford, when she purchased her Holsteiner stallion - Smirnoff. His chronic hoof problems made her take a very different direction in her career. She ended up creating the software Metron with her husband John Craig, then she invented the EponaShoe.
Monique has spent many years researching, trimming and shoeing the hoof. She rides and trains horses. Her research has been presented at veterinary and farrier conferences and is published in peer-reviewed journals. She has written numerous articles about the hoof for horse owners and farrier magazines, both in the USA and Europe. She gives lectures in the USA and internationally. She has been a visiting scholar at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo for the past nine years where she is one of the lecturers in a class on equine biomechanics for pre-veterinarian students. A few years, ago she launched the Epona-Institute, an institute devoted to hoof and equine biomechanics research.
Owner of Art2Ride Saddlery - Custom Saddle Fitting
I never stop learning from horses (after 40 years!) and one of the most important aspects that every horse owner needs to be aware of is proper saddle fit. Either your saddle is your horse’s best friend or their worst enemy - it is important for every rider to know the difference since your horse depends on you to be his advocate. Saddles can also be painful for women because they aren't ergonomically designed specifically for women (still made for the male rider). This is why I became a Certified Saddle Ergonomist trained in the Saddlefit4life philosophy. Many institutes and professionals around the world have adopted the Saddlefit4life protocol because it is based on science, research, experience and a passion for the horse. The German National Riding Academy, Osteopathic Universities, Chiropractors, Vets, Acupuncturist, Farriers and Bodyworkers - those who see the horse as a whole and realize how poor saddle fit effects lameness, soreness, poor performance, training issues and bad behavior. A Saddle fit includes detailed measurements of the horse and rider, a 36pt evaluation of saddle fit for the horse and rider plus a static and dynamic analysis. Horses should enjoy being ridden as much as we enjoy riding them!
For more information visit Art2Ridesaddlery.com or call 858-342-6691
Dr. Alan Duben, DC
Human Holistic Doctor - This is Dr. Fenton's Holistic Doctor she sees for herself once a week. Dr. Duben and Dr. Fenton practice exactly the same medicine just on different species!! Dr. Fenton cannot recommend Dr. Duben enough! Great holistic health plan for the whole family, you as the horse rider see Dr. Duben and your animals see Dr. Fenton. Best of both worlds for everyone!
After suffering a serious low-back injury and almost giving up hope of recovery, a chiropractor helped Dr. Duben get back on his feet in less than a week. No wonder he joined the profession that changed his life dramatically. With a BS in Kinesiology from CSU-Sacramento, followed by pre-med courses, he went on to graduate cum laude from the Palmer College of Chiropractic West. He received The Clinical Excellence Award, their highest award for clinical excellence.
As a primary care physician he is dedicated to educating you on the mechanics of your body and how its different systems work together.
He firmly believes that many health problems can be treated through nutrition, supplementation and holistic healing. From organic food to vitamins to an overall healthy life-style, Dr. Duben walks his talk. That’s what he models to his patients. He will accept only the best for you.
Call Dr. Duben today at 805-468-4437 to schedule an appointment. Find out how Dr. Duben can treat back and neck pain employing a holistic approach leading to a happy, healthy life.