Hoof Care Clinics in May

This is one of the real joys of my life – sharing knowledge with others. After some prodding from various clients, coupled with a student from the far east coast of Canada coming to study with me, I’m happy to announce that I’ll be offering two clinics in May. And it’s useful to know that once you’ve attended a particular clinic, you may attend that same clinic in the future at no cost (other than materials and lunch). If you’re attending for the second (or third or fourth) time, however, please contact me so I know to expect you.

Special Topics/Advanced Trimming

(NOTE: This all-day clinic is the one I present as part of Liberated Horsemanship’s hoof trimming training program in Warrenton, MO – a program I highly recommend for those interested in learning more about not only hooves, but other equally-important aspects of equine management as well. Be sure to check out their website for a schedule of their Gateway Clinics, which feature some outstanding equine professionals.)

Intended for the experienced hoof care professional, the first part of this dual-themed clinic challenges the audience to realign their approach to several of the equine world’s firmly-held beliefs and practices about horses and horse management, and equips them with the knowledge and tools necessary to present science-based alternatives. In the second part, the clinic familiarizes participants with the underlying anatomy and bio-mechanical theory necessary to successfully trim the abnormal hooves associated with certain pathological conditions such as severe laminitis, injury, and chronic imbalance, in accordance with natural hoof care principles. Large-screen live video is utilized to provide an unobstructed view of all clinic materials. Each attendee receives a booklet containing assessment and course of action information, including high-quality color photographs and radiographs of abnormal hooves.

Date:           Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Time:          9AM – 5PM

Location:    OSU Agricultural Technical Institute, Wooster, OH

FAQ Sheet:  Click Here

Cost:           $300 (materials & lunch incl.)

Register:     Click Here

Print a Flyer

Understanding Natural Hoof Care

Given the overwhelming amount of information available to today’s horse owner, making well-informed decisions about hoof care can be a daunting undertaking for those interested in both short-term performance and long-term sound­ness. When facing abnormal conditions such as laminitis or navicular disease, the challenges are even greater, and the horse owner can suddenly find himself/herself at the mercy of conflicting advice from well-meaning veterinarians, farriers, and other horse owners.

Through the use of large-screen live video and other visual aids, this lecture/clinic presents anat­omy, biomechanics, and hoof care theory in a comprehensible and logical format that will equip the horse owner with the information necessary to make informed decisions based on fact, not sup­position. For those desiring a more intimate look at the actual trim experience in anticipation of further education, or just wanting to “get their hands dirty,” the clinic continues with a descrip­tion of tools & tool use, the step-by-step process of natural hoof trimming, and hands-on guided in­struction through the natural trim process using cadaver hooves.

Date:           Saturday, May 12th, 2012

Time:          9AM – 5PM (lecture portion ’til 2PM)

Location:    OSU Agricultural Technical Institute, Wooster, OH

FAQ Sheet:  Click Here

Cost:           $300 (materials & lunch incl., cadaver hooves extra)                             $75 lecture only (materials & lunch incl.)

Register:     Click Here

Print a Flyer