Alison's Resume

Swift and Sound Horses began in 2016 by Alison Swift. She's passionate, enthusiastic, and totally nerdy about hooves & bio-mechanics.  She's specifically interested in how modern science and materials can be applied to traditional horseshoeing and hoof care to improve upon the established ways for the sake of the horse, constantly asking, "Is there a better way?" 

She is available weekdays, evenings and also weekends to meet with you and your horses.

Alison Swift
Professional Credentials and Background Experience
  • Member of the American Farriers Association
  • Member of the Texas Professional Farrier's Association
  • Mentor Team Member and Student of TACT Method Hoof Trimming 
  • Student of Equine Osteopathy at The Vluggen Institute for Equine Osteopathy and Education
  • Student of Penzance Integrative Equine Solution's "Integrative Natural Hoofcare" (NCH101)
  • Texas Trail Challenge Club member and competitor
  • Founder and Volunteer Organizer of Equine Trail Initiative Group "Friends of Hancock Equestrian Trail"
  • Online classroom and clinic auditor of Karen Rohlf's Dressage Naturally education
  • Equestrian sport competitor (Limited Distance Endurance Riding, Competitive Trail, former 4-H Equine Drill Team, Barrel Racing, Team Penning)Alison riding in the San Juan Mountains with buddist cowboy Glenn
  • Riding experience in english arena/jumping, dressage, western arena, cattle work, trail riding on varying breeds: Quarter Horses, OTTB/Thoroughbreds, Arabians, Warmbloods, etc.
  • Previous work: Top Paw Training owner and trainer.
  • 3 years of Veterinary Assistant and Technician experience with large and small animals, plus 2 years of additional observation.
  • Animal Training and Husbandry practices includes cats, horses, cattle, sheep, goats, wildlife and wildbird rehab, in addition to canines.
  • Former member FFA, showing meat goats and beef cattle program, and 4-H member.    
Alison Jacob and Juniper

Clients appreciate Alison’s common sense approach and easy integration of hoof care solutions into daily life. Quality references available.