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Board of Directors

Equine Podiatry Education Foundation

Equine Podiatry Education Foundation
P.O. Box 734
Los Alamos, CA 93440

Pete Healey CEO, President
David Jensen CFO, Secretary and Treasurer

Board of Directors:
Susan Cheney, Richard Mansmann, Bill Reynolds

Pete Healey. APF 1

Pete Healey learned how to shoe horses as a cowboy in 1979. In 1988 he started a shoeing business and in 2002 he began a working relationship with Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center in Los Olivos, CA.

Pete continually studies and does research projects. These have led to three patented measuring systems which include a mapping system for the coffin bone and an evaluation system for the hoof-pastern axis.

Pete is a graduate of Dr. Reddens’ Advanced Equine Podiatry course and holds an APF 1 certificate with the American Association of Professional Farriers. He has been a contributing author for the American Farriers Journal and was a contributing author between 2013 and 2016 for ‘The Cowboy Way’ and ‘Ranch and Reata’ magazines with an article called ‘Your Horse’s Feet’. Pete has presented several clinics and has lectured at North Carolina State University, Auburn University and the International Hoof Care Summit.

In 2017, Dr. David Jensen of San Marcos Equine in Los Alamos, CA and Pete founded the Equine Podiatry Education Foundation, a non-profit foundation dedicated to supporting research and education of the equine foot.

Pete lives in Santa Ynez, CA with his wife Karen and son Charlie, where he is the manager of Healey Enterprises, LLC which includes the shoeing business, a seasonal cattle operation and Balanced Break-over Management which sells his measuring systems. Pete is the author of ‘The Island, Reminiscences of twentieth century ranching on Santa Rosa Island’. His recent book is ‘Evaluating Radiographs for Equine Foot management’. For weekly information on the industry, check out his blog:

Dr. David Jensen, DVM

Dr. David W. Jensen attended the University of Maryland, College Park for his undergraduate education. After three years in the Animal Science program, he was accepted into the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida where his medical interests developed in equine medicine and reproduction. Dr. Jensen obtained his degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1982 and along with his family, moved to San Diego county California to complete a surgical and radiology internship at the San Luis Rey Equine Hospital. From there they moved to the Santa Ynez Valley where he and his wife Karen established San Marcos Equine in 1985.

Susan Cheney

Susan was born in the UK but, travelled widely as a child, living in Denmark and Canada. She graduated as a Dental Surgeon from The University of Glasgow in Scotland. Over the following years, she built a successful practice with two Associates operating from two locations in the East Midlands.

Along with her husband she relocated to Virginia, USA and began spending more time with her horses. Sue is an avid horse woman and developed her passion and began riding while still living in the UK. She has progressed through the disciplines from eventing, to jumping and currently to dressage where she competes as an adult amateur.

Her current interests focus on equine podiatry, the digestive system of the horse, and equine head shaking syndrome. She has recently funded a research program into the latter at UC Davis.

Sue lives with her husband and their 6 year old American Staffordshire Terrier ‘Ted” in Santa Barbara and keeps her six Warmbloods at her barn in Santa Ynez, CA.

Richard A. Mansmann, VMD, PhD, hon, DACVIM-LA

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Dr. Dick Mansmann has had a long-standing interest in equine sports medicine as a 4th generation horse owner and veterinary practice owner in Santa Barbara, CA; and since 1993, in Chapel Hill, NC. He worked at NC State’s College of Veterinary Medicine from 2001 to 2010 and he continues to lecture on Equine Podiatry. In 2002 he was the 13th inductee into the American Farriers’ Journal Veterinarians’ International HoF. In 2010 he was granted honorary diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

William Reynolds

William Reynolds has worked in the Western Industry for over 35 years. After receiving his MFA in Graphic Design from California Institute of the Arts in 1977, Reynolds worked as an Art Director at A&M Records with such diverse artists as Randy Newman, Kiss, Herb Alpert, Tanya Tucker, Pink Floyd, The Police and Dire Straits. In 1980 he joined Banning Company BCI, an advertising agency where he focused on the western industry throughout the 1990s. He is the author and publisher of several books including the just released Joe De Yong, A Life in the West, The Art of the Western Saddle, The Faraway Horses, Believe A Horseman’s Journey – both co-authored with horseman Buck Brannaman; The Cowboy Hat Book, co-authored with hat maker Ritch Rand; and was editor for all issues of The Cowboy Way and publisher of the award-winning magazine Ranch & Reata.