Zoe Messina joined GoBarefoot as a trimmer but with a very young family now, she has moved from trimming into an admin/marketing and training role. She comes with an extensive background in alternative medicine. A human and horse acupuncturist and herbalist, she has a Bachelor of Health Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as an Advanced Diploma of Equine Business Management along with qualifications in herbal medicine and saddle fitting. Zoe has also studied equine nutrition with Dr Eleanor Kellon (USA) and is GoBarefoot's resident Equine Nutrition Consultant.
Zoe manufactures the Mineral mix ‘Missy’s Bucket’ especially designed for horses in Victoria and does regular nutritional consults with interested GoBarefoot clients.
Zoe was co-organiser, along with Rebecca Scott, of the Functional Hoof Conference Australia 2014, the biggest Equine Hoof and Sustainable Management conference of it's kind in the southern hemisphere.