Christina Cline is a widely respected barefoot hoof care practitioner, an increasingly sought-after horse trainer, and co-author of The Essential Hoof Book. She became a certified trimmer through the American Association of Natural Hoof Care Practitioners in 2004, and she has trimmed full time ever since. n her career, she has worked on thousands of hooves of every size and description, and with just about every distortion, and pathology in the known universe. She is an instructor with the Equine Sciences Academy and a mentor with Pacific Hoof care Practitioners. She has mentored directly with Pete Ramey, Cindy Sullivan, and Jaime Jackson, and has broadened her knowledge base by attending workshops with Dr. Robert Bowker, Dr. Debra Taylor, Dr. Brian Hampson, Dr. Kerry Ridgway, Katy Watts, Dr. Cindy Nielsen, Dr. Tomas Teskey, and Dr. Deb Bennett, among others. She also received a certificate in Equine Massage from the Northwest School of Animal Massage in Redmond, Washington. When Christina is not working under a horse, she is often to be found training or riding in the backcountry of the North Cascade mountains.