Horses First is a Finnish company which has brought together a wide variety of special skills and knowledge with the priority being to keep horse’s hooves and legs as healthy as possible in whatever discipline or environment required. Unwilling to accept current technological, traditional and academic limitations when it comes to our work, some of us decided to band together to develop products, create case studies and provide skill-based training.
We set up the first multi-farrier company in Finland to pursue our mission of putting horses first by improving not only farriery, but the knowledge, skills and possibilities surrounding them.
We want to share knowledge and provide support to horses through their owners, trainers, vets and farriers. We prioritise horses, in an industry and society where currently their value is mostly egotistical and financial. It is possible to make these completely contradictory worlds and values meet for everyone’s mutual benefit.
We are ramping up digital and workshop based training courses for starting and experienced farriers, lectures and courses for vets, and online material for horse owners.
We are also manufacturing and designing specialised products for farriers, including 3D printed pads and shoes. Our corrective foal shoe collection is currently available at Hevari, and we offer a made-to-measure service for Pony, Mini and Donkey shoes, as well as special laminitis shoes.
Every horse is physically and mentally an individual, and deserves support in the different phases of it’s life and tasks. Even though horses are legally the property of us people, let us remember that they come with a very large heart and very large responsibility for us. In the human world these beings completely depend on us. Let’s be worth their trust. Horses First is here to help you along.