Equine Care by Design

Jerry Huntsinger

Julia & Jerry Huntsinger

Equine Care By Design was born out of necessity. Jerry has been in the equine world his entire life. His passion for horses grew to him going to Farrier school and then to starting JC Farrier Service. He has always strived to give his clients the best service around. Part of that is helping educate clients on what is best for their horse’s hoof and overall health. 

Over the past 23 years he and his clients have tried countless different products for hooves, legs and body. Jerry’s Farrier business covers over 300 miles from his home in Goldendale Washington. Working in the high desert of Central Oregon to the damp clement of the Pacific Northwest. Both extremes have their own difficulties with hooves. Both can be summed up by bacteria and fungus. 

There are countless products that claim they will kill both bacteria and fungus, in some cases this is true… but at the expense of healthy tissue as well that horses need to build a healthy hoof. He has also spent time with essential oils that do help but have a failure point. After years of disappointment from products that failed, he had a passion to start a line of hoof and body products that would do what they claim to do. He had the idea, but no background as a chemist and didn’t want to cause any harm to horses trying to figure out the correct ingredients. Needless to say the idea sat on the back shelf for a while. 

Fast forward to 2019 Jerry was at his appointment with Lou Anne McKown. Lou Anne asked how her horse’s hooves were doing, and Jerry expressed his concerns for the hooves. After discussing a few possible products she could try, he went on to tell her about what he would love to see in a hoof product—something that would work! At that point Jerry knew that with Lou Anne’s extensive background in science and chemistry she could make it work!! Jerry and Lou Anne spent many hours on case studies to find just the right blends. Working in uncharted waters we were amazed how the horses’ hooves and bodies healed within a very short period of time. 

Jerry’s personal commitment to horses has never changed and never will. You will only find human grade ingredients used in their products, no harsh chemicals, only the basics.

Lou Anne McKown

It all starts with the horse.  My sister, her best friend & I started riding lessons in Scholls, OR in the late 1970’s. I was hooked.  One of those school horses became my first equine love.  Luckily, I’ve enjoyed the constant companionship of at least one equine since.

The animal lover in me wanted to be a veterinarian growing up.  I worked for many vets in high school and college and quickly learned that it’s a thankless job.  That’s also about the time I took Organic Chemistry and found another passion.  A Master’s degree and 12.5 years as a Medicinal Chemist in the pharmaceutical industry effectively convinced me that nature has all that we need to heal ourselves.  My career morphed into Analytical Chemistry where I learned of the vast properties of the cannabis plant.  Numerous testimonials and my own topical pain relief sparked my curiosity into the use on equines.  With Jerry’s help and a great deal of recipe research, we have developed a product line that we’re all proud of.  And the horses love!! Keeping it simple and natural – I only wish I had the capacity to use my chemistry knowledge to treat the equines in my past….Moving freely forward!

Jerry Huntsinger

Julia & Jerry Huntsinger

Equine Care By Design was born out of necessity. Jerry has been in the equine world his entire life. His passion for horses grew to him going to Farrier school and then to starting JC Farrier Service. He has always strived to give his clients the best service around. Part of that is helping educate clients on what is best for their horse’s hoof and overall health. 

Over the past 23 years he and his clients have tried countless different products for hooves, legs and body. Jerry’s Farrier business covers over 300 miles from his home in Goldendale Washington. Working in the high desert of Central Oregon to the damp clement of the Pacific Northwest. Both extremes have their own difficulties with hooves. Both can be summed up by bacteria and fungus. 

There are countless products that claim they will kill both bacteria and fungus, in some cases this is true… but at the expense of healthy tissue as well that horses need to build a healthy hoof. He has also spent time with essential oils that do help but have a failure point. After years of disappointment from products that failed, he had a passion to start a line of hoof and body products that would do what they claim to do. He had the idea, but no background as a chemist and didn’t want to cause any harm to horses trying to figure out the correct ingredients. Needless to say the idea sat on the back shelf for a while. 

Fast forward to 2019 Jerry was at his appointment with Lou Anne Mckown. Lou Anne asked how her horse’s hooves were doing, and Jerry expressed his concerns for the hooves. After discussing a few possible products she could try, he went on to tell her about what he would love to see in a hoof product—something that would work! At that point Jerry knew that with Lou Anne’s extensive background in science and chemistry she could make it work!! Jerry and Lou Anne spent many hours on case studies to find just the right blends. Working in uncharted waters we were amazed how the horses’ hooves and bodies healed within a very short period of time. 

Jerry’s personal commitment to horses has never changed and never will. You will only find human grade ingredients used in their products, no harsh chemicals, only the basics.

Lou Anne McKown

It all starts with the horse.  My sister, her best friend & I started riding lessons in Scholls, OR in the late 1970’s. I was hooked.  One of those school horses became my first equine love.  Luckily, I’ve enjoyed the constant companionship of at least one equine since.

The animal lover in me wanted to be a veterinarian growing up.  I worked for many vets in high school and college and quickly learned that it’s a thankless job.  That’s also about the time I took Organic Chemistry and found another passion.  A Master’s degree and 12.5 years as a Medicinal Chemist in the pharmaceutical industry effectively convinced me that nature has all that we need to heal ourselves.  My career morphed into Analytical Chemistry where I learned of the vast properties of the cannabis plant.  Numerous testimonials and my own topical pain relief sparked my curiosity into the use on equines.  With Jerry’s help and a great deal of recipe research, we have developed a product line that we’re all proud of.  And the horses love!! Keeping it simple and natural – I only wish I had the capacity to use my chemistry knowledge to treat the equines in my past….Moving freely forward!

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