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Introduction to hoof care & whole horse health for horse owners

Event organized by Dare2bebarefoot

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Date : Saturday & Sunday the 19th and 20th may 2018

Location : Stonegarthside Hall Penton, CA6 5QL Carlisle, Cumbria

Time : 9 am to 5 pm both days

About :

The course will look at what is required to maintain a healthy barefoot horse, looking at whole horse health and focusing on the equine hoof.

Covered in the two day course:

The importance Diet and nutrition and effect on the hooves
Environment & Movement
Transitioning to barefoot
Hoof Anatomy and dissections
Cadaver demo trimming and students practical
Hoof boots
Demo Trim on live horse - Students observe
Trimming tools and tool handling and safety.

Paul Waudby will be running a dentistry presentation on Saturday the 19th at 3pm followed by a horse head dissection looking at facial nerves, bones and teeth.

The Price is £175 for the whole weekend including lunch on both days.

If you would like to stay over at the Hall it will cost £25 for the Saturday night. Please bring your own bedding and towels etc....

We will book a restaurant for the Saturday evening meal. This is not included in the price of the course. The house is also fully self catering so people can bring their own food too.

Places for the two days are limited to 10 people and there are only 7 spaces for accommodation, this can be up to 9 if people are willing share a double bed i.e. a couple.

There are some contacts for bed and breakfasts which are listed on the booking form.

Please either contact me on here or email s.oliver302@gmail.com for a booking form.

Accommodation is first come first served including payment.


9am -1pm - An informative presentation on the variety of factors that contribute to the equines hoof form and function, including the digestive system,nutrition, stress, the environment, pain the equines body and conformation and how to make small changes that can ultimately make a big difference to barefoot horses. (with breaks when needed)
1pm -2pm Lunch
2pm – 3pm equine chiropractor Mary Young
3pm – 7pm Paul Waudby equine dentistry presentation

7.30 pm evening meal at a local restaurant

This day will focus on teaching horse owners what a trim should look like. It will teach horse owners what can safely be trimmed off and what must be left to allow the horse to have a sound functioning hoof.
9am – 10am A demo trim on a cadaver.
10am – 11am Cadaver practice
11am – 1pm safe tool handling demo followed by more practice on cadaver and a look at true flare and false flare and the difference. (should flare be removed?)
1pm – 2pm lunch
2pm – 3pm A demo trim on a live horse, safety under the horse.
3pm – 3.30pm break
3.30 – 5pm more cadaver trimming and safe shoe pulling demo.