Deb Van Tongeren is a top Frederick, MD barefoot trimmer on NewHorse.com!
I am a reliable, dependable barefoot trimmer who has undergone private training with a traditional farrier. I have experience riding and training horses of all breeds and disciplines. I am patient and gentle with senior horses and can adapt to their special needs and physical limitations. I work primarily with miniature horses, small ponies, and donkeys, but senior horses also hold a very special place in my heart.
My personal riding horse is a Straight Egyptian Arabian named Imperial Kahlaam. You can follow “Rabbit” on FaceBook here: Imperial Kahlaam. My household of pets also includes a domestic shorthair cat named Simon, and a Rottweiler named Moose the Rotten Rottie. Moose accompanies me during trim appointments.
I am happy to work with miniature horses, ponies, donkeys (standard and miniature), mules, gaited horses, and standard horse breeds, whether they’re a pasture puff, pleasure mount, or performance horse. Equines are expected to be able to be caught, haltered, and stand patiently. Accommodations can be made for our vintage friends with physical limitations. Handlers are expected to be off their phones and attentive.
Accepted payment methods are: cash, check (returned checks have a $100 fee), PayPal, CashApp, Venmo, and Zelle.
Please check the 10 Tips to Make Trim Day Smoother page for a checklist on how to prepare for your visit with me!
I am accepting new barefoot trimming clients in Frederick County, Maryland and surrounding areas. You can contact me here: contact me. Current openings for appointments are limited to weekdays during the day, primarily between 10am and 3pm.
My coverage radius includes, but is not limited to:
West: Boonsboro, Rohersville, Myersville, Brunswick, Jefferson
North and Northeast: Libertytown, Emmitsburg, Thurmont, Rocky Ridge, Taneytown, Union Bridge, Walkersville, Woodsboro, New Windsor, Westminster
South and Southeast (Close to 270): Poolesville, Adamstown, Buckeystown, Dickerston, Darnestown, Germantown, Ijamsville, Monrovia
East: (Close to 70!): New Market, Mount Airy, Woodbine, Cooksville, Glenwood, Lisbon West Friendship