Nic Barker is the co-owner of Rockley Farm in Devon, a specialist equine rehabilitation centre for horses with hoof-related lameness. She has been passionate about horses and their health and welfare from an early age, and is a firm believer in the barefoot philosophy. she has ridden, hunted and competed her own horses barefoot for many years, and is the co-author of Feet First: Barefoot Performance and Hoof Rehabilitation. Sarah Braithwaite lives in North Wales and has a busy hoofcare practice, focussing on hoof rehabilitation and performance. With a background in endurance, she works and competes her own horses not only over long distances but also show-jumping, cross-country and hunting.