Your Horse's Favourite Farrier

Ben Van Der Reest

farrier / blacksmith



trusted by:

“My horses can be a bit difficult at times to shoe but Ben is always very gentle and takes his time. He is a great farrier and friendly too.”
— Ashley Morris
“Ben does a great job with the horses and actually turns up on time. What more can you ask for?” Oh OK, he’s a really nice guy as well.”
— Jillian Adams
“I have a TB off the Track. I had been having some problems with him remaining sound. After riding him he would have a sore back on one side. I had tried everything from Chiropractors to getting saddles specially fitted for him. All this did not fix the problem. I had almost given up on ever riding him. I came across Ben and he came out to look. After we chatted awhile and he explained to me what was going wrong with his back feet he came up with a few options. He ended up making special shoes for his back feet with AMAZING results.
I have just come back from a two day clinic where I rode him intensively. He has remained sound with NO, I mean absolutely NO, pain in his back at all. I am thrilled!”
— Wendy Vowles

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Ben Van Der Reest of Healthy Hooves Farrier Services is a Toowoomba local servicing Toowoomba and surrounding areas.

Ben started Healthy Hooves in 2010 after learning under some of the best farriers in South-East Queensland. By working alongside several experienced farriers, Ben was able to gain different knowledge and techniques from each and came out of his apprenticeship with an extremely insightful knowledge-base and the ability to work through a wide range of hoof-related issues.

Whether it be shoeing or barefoot trimming, Ben ensures that it will suit your horse’s conformation and your chosen discipline. Every time Ben picks up your horses feet, they are assessed and managed to ensure your horse will perform at its best in all conditions.

Ben continues to stay up to date with the latest techniques and industry trends by attending regular clinics and working closely with various experts, vets and surgeons.

Ben also works on-and-off alongside experienced local farrier, Greg Pitman for larger clients and specialised veterinary consultations.

The craft of farriery has earned Ben an outstanding reputation throughout the Toowoomba region. An in-depth knowledge of the biomechanics of the hoof, and an uncanny ability to visualise how shoeing will affect this, makes for a farrier that very much enjoys the challenges of corrective and surgical shoeing and rehab.

Ben’s passion for horses and their wellbeing means he is hugely dedicated to his trade. He looks forward to seeing how he can help you and your horse reach your goals.

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Watch our latest YouTube videos below!

Watch farrier/blacksmiths Ben and Greg create and fit custom made horseshoes from concave mild steel. Custom wedged heartbars with studholes for an intermittently lame thoroughbred with an inconclusive diagnosis.