Originally, John Sachaczenski wanted to learn about equine dental and hoof care because he wanted to provide his own horses with the very best care. After attending and graduating from The Equine Gnathological Training Institute in Glens Ferry, Idaho John knew he had found his niche. Dale Jeffery, a pioneer in the field of equine dentistry acted as John’s first mentor. Under his instruction John learned principle theoretical and practical gnathological studies that specialize in the prophylaxis and equilibration of teeth in horses, mules and donkeys. To further his education in equine dentistry he attended The American School of Equine Dentistry in Brunswick, West Virginia where he became trained and certified by Dr. Raymond Hyde, DVM. Under Dr. Hyde’s instruction John assisted with 200+ dental procedures. In addition, the intense curriculum covered anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, equine behavior, medical terminology, performance dentistry, disease, business, equipment and tools, and ethics. Since his return to Bucks County, Pennsylvania John works closely with several veterinarians and has helped countless horses with behavioral, performance and health issues.
John acquired his formal education in farrier science from Cornell University Farrier Program under direct instruction from world renowned farrier Steve Kraus, CJF. At Cornell John gained extensive experience practicing hoof rebuilds and epoxies. The program included 25 hours of anatomy of the equine foot and limb, 30 hours of therapeutic shoeing, 385 hours of forge work, 200+ hours of trimming feet, fitting and nailing shoes. After the program was over John volunteered at Cornell’s animal hospital an additional two weeks to gain even more experience with shoeing problematic and foundered horses. John is a member of the American Farriers Association and has since shod for many different breeds and disciplines working with equine veterinarians and trainers. In addition, he attended Heartland Horseshoeing School in Lamar, Missouri training with Chris and Cody Gregory in 2014. At Heartland John honed his abilities on the forge and in the process discovered the dedication required for such a high level of craftsmanship. John now takes pride in each shoe he makes. Furthermore, John has worked with several well-known reputable farriers in the Bucks County area since his return from school.
With his extensive knowledge of the anatomical structures of the equine limb combined with his understanding of equine gnathology John is able to provide and balance both hoof and dental care for your horse making him highly regarded in the equine industry.