KNOW HOOF, KNOW HORSE

 

Check www.wildabouthooves.com.au to check for other workshops around Australia and New Zealand

Workshops

There’s nothing more rewarding than being self sufficient in the care of your horse.  Once you undertake some education the benefits of trimming your own horses are soon realised.  Apart from the obvious – not having to ring the farrier to arrange a time, as well as saving money – you will notice changes in your horses hooves and be able to read them.  You’ll learn to understand what works for your horse and what doesn’t.  You can tell a lot about a horse through his hoof, and you will find yourself taking more notice of your horse’s hooves, and others that you meet too.

HorseFX facilitates one day learn to trim workshops conducted by Jeremy and Jen Ford from Wildabouthooves. Jen and Jeremy are principle lecturers in the Australian Certified Equine Hoofcare Practitioners Course.  They travel all over Australia and New Zealand conducting workshops and offer back up support though phone and email.

From attending a workshop you will be armed with enough information to go home and trim your own horse.  You will learn the important role of movement, diet and the environment has in your horses life.  Here is an outline of what to expect at a workshop.

You can host a clinic in your area – the guidelines are HERE.

Workshops start at 8.30am to around 4.30pm, or until the last question is answered.

Morning…

  • What is a barefoot trim?
  • Study of wild horse’s hooves
  • The advantage of barefoot
  • Performance horses
  • The transition period & hoof boots
  • Feed & Environment
  • The hoof mechanism
  • Traditional methods
  • Laminitis & other hoof problems

Afternoon…

  • Tools
  • Barefoot trimming step by step
  • Assesing the horse
  • Horse handling, naturaly
  • Live trim demo – 4 to 5 horse
  • Cadaver hoof trim, hands on
  • Questions & answer forum

Costs : Adults $225, 12-16 years $175.  Industry professionals $175.

Includes a learn to trim DVD and course notes

Please note : Trimming tools, Hoof Boots, Hoof Stands & Book Resources can be purchased at the workshops

Check the schedule for the next workshops, and join our mailing list to be advised when the next ones are scheduled.

Host a workshop?

Workshops are held where the demand is. Get a group of interested people together and host one in your area.  We can provide you with posters and flyers to assist you in getting enough people together to hold the workshop.  Download the guide for more information.

This is what we need:-

  • 10 – 20 people
  • Room large enough for participants for theory presentation (powerpoint presentation)
  • Access to tea and coffee making facilities and toilets
  • Covered outside area (in case weather turns bad when we are trimming cadaver legs)
  • Up to 8 horses for demonstrations
  • Cadaver legs (We can arrange these if needed)

Email us if you would like further information.

Click HERE to see up coming clinics

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