Fitzpatrick Farrier Services, Inc. will act with integrity, honesty and openness
in our relationship with you. We will arrive ready to work at the appointed time. We will notify you immediately if we are
unavoidably detained. We will call the day before to remind you of your appointment. We will return phone calls in a timely
manner and at the most within 24 hours. We will share current information that will help you better care for your horse. We
will discuss options and fees for therapeutic work in advance. We will refer you to another equine professional, if we believe
it will be in your horse’s best interest. We will treat you and your horse with respect. If working on your horse becomes
unsafe for the horse, or us, we will advise you of options before proceeding. We will do our best to meet and exceed your
expectations, as we believe you are the sole judge of our performance.
Fitzpatrick Farrier Services, Inc., a California Corporation, is a Certified Small Business with the State of California’s
Department of General Services, an Accredited Business with the Better Business Bureau, and Certified as a County of Los Angeles
Local Small Business Enterprise. We run a professional business with excellent service. We service by appointment select clients
who desire top quality hoof care. To better serve our clients, Fitzpatrick Farrier Services staff is available 24 hours
a day, 7 days a week in the event of a therapeutic equine podiatry emergency requiring immediate attention.
It has been Brian Fitzpatrick's experience in over 16 years of providing farrier
services for performance horses, they most often require therapeutic and corrective care. This can include treatment
to address concussion to the equine bones and joints causing soreness, stiff joints, abscesses, arthritis, heal soreness,
sole bruises, road founder (inflammation of the laminae), heel bruising, and stone bruises to name a few common conditions. We
stand ready to recommend therapies to our clients whenever we encounter the need.
Brian Fitzpatrick's extensive
experience spans over 16 years of shoeing horses for a variety of different types of organizations and municipalities. Having
shod horses for numerous non-profit
organizations including but not limited to handicap riding facilities such as Heads Up located in Saugus, CA, The Painted
Turtle located in Lake Hughes, CA, and The Lifesavers Wild Horse Rescue located in Lancaster, CA. Brian's work included
keeping elderly and lame horses’ serviceable sound for use in various programs. Brian also shoes for top level
endurance and competitive trail barns where there are strict requirements for traction and balance with horses that are traveling
for long periods of time in adverse weather conditions, and on harsh terrain. In Brian Fitzpatrick's work with municipalities such as the
County of Los Angeles Animal Care and Control, he works directly with the county’s principal veterinarian accessing
horses future usefulness, and performing corrective shoeing and trimming procedures to correct in most cases years of neglect
and abuse. Brian's ultimate goal with the animals treated at the Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control facilities
is to create a horse sound enough and useful enough to be adopted and given a second chance at life.
Brian Fitzpatrick, CF also services
several top level barrel racing horses, gaited horses, hunter/jumper horses, reining horses, and western pleasure horses.
They are all competitive performance
horses which require shoeing procedures and techniques that are very specific to the horses’ needs and requirements
for movement, gait, and conformation. Variables such as ground surfaces/footing, the job required of the horse, and differences
in each individual horse’s movement and conformation must be considered. Brian currently mentors under and consistently
consults with some of the top professional farriers in the nation including Eddie Palacios, CJF, Jason Harmeson, CJF,
Bob Phalen, CF, Jaime Osbrink, CF, and Danny Brown, CJF.