Register below for the Hoof Trimming Clinic that will be held in Honey Brook, PA Scheduled for STAY TUNED FOR NEXT YEARS DATES. (No other clinics are scheduled at this time for 2017)
Total Fee $265 You will automatically receive a DVD when you register for a clinic and pay a $65 deposit. Balance will be expected on the first day of the clinic. The deposit is not refundable but you receive our Hoof Trimming DVD.
Anyone attending the clinics should have viewed our DVD.
Basic Clinic Agenda
Review of trimming Tools
Relating Diet, Environment, and Movement to healthy hooves
Transitioning shod hooves to barefoot
Handling behavioral issues while you're trimming
Biomechanics of the horse as it relates to a healthy hoof
Hoof ailments (mainly abscesses)
Trimming the foundered hoof
* Learning a new skill such as hoof trimming, where you are working with sometimes uncooperative live animals, is challenging in itself. Inferior tools only add an unnecessary level of difficulty and risk (for horses and humans) to the job. A liability waiver will be signed on the first day.
To sign up: Use the donation link above and a space will be held for you in the clinic, and you will receive an email explaining what to expect when you arrive.
The balance can be paid when you arrive and waiver forms will be signed at that time as well. Minimum of 10 participants
Items to bring, bring what you have - not all are mandatory for the clinic:
Nippers - GE preferred
Hoof knife - steel - not aluminum (see tools page also)
Rasp (Heller Legend preferably or Save Edge)
Rasp handle (prefer the round aluminum ones - in stock here)
Wire brush, - (prefer plastic handle. Hobart is a good brand.)
Hoof Jack Stand if you have one. If not, I have extras you can borrow while you're here, but if you’ll need one eventually.
a marking pen, paper for notes, and wear sturdy shoes and long pants. (I know it’s common sense, but I’ve had to remind students in the past that shorts and sandals aren’t safe around horses. )