Liselle Batt, IAPF-1 Accredited Farrier    (207) 491-1617

About Liselle

Liselle Batt is a full-time farrier providing balanced shoeing and trimming service for all breeds and disciplines of horses in western and central Maine. An avid horse-owner herself, Liselle's goal is to provide to her clients the kind of farrier service she has always sought for her own horses- knowledgeable, open-minded, courteous, and patient.


In additional to barefoot trimming and conventional shoeing options (steel or aluminum), Liselle offers glue-on and composite shoes, as well as boot fitting and rentals.


Liselle served as president of Maine Farriers Association in 2019, and is a fully accredited member of the American Association of Professional Farriers (APF-1).


She graduated from Mission Farrier School in Washington State in 2012. She holds a B.S. in Geology and English from James Madison University and a Ph.D. in Geology from University of Idaho.

Liselle and her husband, Austin, own Butterfield Farm, a 130 acre horse and hobby horse and apple farm in western Maine. In her non-existent free time, Liselle enjoys trail-riding her QH gelding Pal and Arabian Bazeyn, giving pony rides on lil' Stormy, and waging war against the weeds in her garden.

Click here to read more about Western Maine Farrier Service in the Daily Bulldog, a local newspaper for Franklin county.

Professional Qualifications


2012 Graduate of Mission Farrier School, WA state.

MFS is one of the country's premier farrier schools.

Curriculum includes:

  • functional anatomy including limb dissection
  • traditional craftsmanship and forging handmade shoes
  • hoof mapping and barefoot trimming
  • radiograph (x-ray) interpretation
  • shoeing solutions for pleasure, performance and therapeutic cases.
  • natural horsemanship

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2010-2011 Apprentice to barefoot trimmer Susanne Elmer of Houston, Texas

Studied and applied trimming methods of hoof practitioner Pete Ramey to horses across southeast Texas.

Natural Horsemanship Experience

Liselle has over 15 years of experience training horses in a semi-professional capacity. Experience includes: starting over 20 young horses under saddle, stud handler/trainer at a QH ranch in Idaho, and training for lesson horses used in therapeutic riding programs and for pleasure and competitive trail.


Maine Farrier Association Member

American Association of Professional Farriers

American Farriers Association

Additional Education & Work Experience

2011-2005 Petroleum Exploration & Research Geologist, ExxonMobil Corp.

2005-2000 Ph.D Geology, University of Idaho

1999-1995 B.S. Geology and English, James Madison University, VA


Primary Service Area: Franklin/Oxford counties

Serving Franklin/Oxford/Androscoggin Counties centered on Farmington and Wilton in western Maine.

Limited service to Colebrook,NH

Trailer-in farrier service to Butterfield Farm in Wilton is available May-November by appointment.

Western Maine Farrier Service is a top farrier in the Wilton, ME farriers directory on