I have been a professional hoof care practitioner since the 1970s. In 1982, continuing until 1986, I conducted studies of the lifestyles and hooves of U.S. Great Basin wild, free-roaming horses. As a result, I ended my horseshoeing practice and began a new career as a natural hoof care practitioner. This transition also culminated in my first book, The Natural Horse: Lessons From the Wild, published in 1992 and later revised and updated in 2020. Many related books followed into the present (2021). These written works are currently used by the Institute For the Study Natural Horse Care Practices (ISNHCP) to train students in the artful science of natural hoof care. In 2005, I wrote the book Paddock Paradise: A Guide to Natural Horse Boarding to help horse owners create habitats for their horses that simulate the wilderness experience of this species.