Susan Kauffmann has been a professional in the horse industry for over three decades. The early part of her career was devoted to training and coaching, then in 2004 she branched out to become an equestrian journalist specializing in topics relating to equine health and welfare. She has been widely published in magazines such as EQUUS, Trail Blazer, Horse Canada and Western Horse Review, for whom she also served as Health Editor. In addition, Susan has written content for a number of equine courses for Michigan State University, gives classes, webinars and seminars for horse owners, and is often asked to speak at events such as The Horse Exhibition at the Nevada Museum of Art, and The Best Horse Practices Summit in Lexington, Kentucky. Susan is the lead author of the internationally acclaimed book The Essential Hoof Book, which was co-authored by hoof care professional and all around awesome gal, Christina Cline.