Success!

Classroom instruction

Classroom instruction

The clinics of the last two Saturdays are now behind me, and I’m very pleased with how things went. There were literal gasps “from the crowd” as I showed them slow-motion video of unbalanced landings and the consequent vibration in the hoof and lower limb.

"Seeing" balance

"Seeing" balance

They were long days, though; we spent from 9AM ’til 8PM yesterday, for example, talking and trimming. But I find the whole process very rewarding. With so much misinformation in the horse world, including about the hoof, I find the opportunity to help “set things right” through photographs, video, and just plain “common sense thinking” invaluable to both myself and (I hope!) the students. It’s always great seeing those light bulbs turn on!

But my real concern, of course, is with and for the horses. They, after all, have the most to win or lose in this.

Happy with her work!

Happy with her work!

I hope to be offering more clinics, and more advanced clinics, in the near future. Thanks again to everyone who participated in making these last two weekends a success!

Comments

  1. Kim Lee Gillette says:

    Steve,
    Thank you for such an informative clinic. It was a great to hear you answer all of the questions. The slow motion video on the horse’s landing at a walk was very informative. Although new to me, I thoroughly enjoyed getting a feel for what trimming is like and to know how to recognize a balanced trim and all of the hows and whys that go with it. I feel much more educated about my horse’s feet and what to look for. I feel I can better protect him and keep him comfortable. I look forward to attending more of your clinics to further educate myself in hoof care. I will recommend it to everyone I know who has a horse, and especially my trimmer.
    Kim Lee.

    • Steve says:

      Thanks, Kim, for your kind words, and I’m glad you found the clinic helpful! And don’t forget: once you’ve taken a particular clinic, you’re welcome at any future offerings of the same clinic at no cost other than materials and lunch.

      Steve

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