September 8 & 9, 2012 Hoof Care Clinic in Eureka, CA
CLINIC HOST: Becky McBain email@example.com Mobile (707)845-0102
SATURDAY CLINIC COST: $100 for Saturday Clinic attendance with a horse, $30 to audit.
SUNDAY TRIMMING CLINIC: Trims on Sunday $85 includes a 60 to 90 minute trim and consultation plus auditing for the day. I will trim or will coach you through a trim! Price Includes boot fitting. I have boots to sell as well. $30 to audit Sunday trimming unless you have one of the trimming horses.
ATTENDEE NOTE: "Attendees" for the Saturday clinic who want to trim must be experienced trimmers (owner trimmers or pros) unless you bring a trimmer with you to trim the horse (you can Audit and your trimer can trim) or unless you only want a through consultation on your horse. This isn't a clinic for teaching beginners to trim, sorry!
AUDITING: Auditors are very welcome! My primary will be on the Attendees & their horses.
LOCATION: Redwood Acres Fairgrounds
3750 Harris Street, Eureka, CA 95503.
CAMPING AND HORSE ACCOMODATION
There are two options for trailer camping: 1) RV park near the showers at $20/night, or 2) Dry camping (need potty in your trailer) where we will be doing the clinic (and horses can be tied to the trailer) for $15/night; can still use the showers in the RV park.
The RV park host requested reservations go through Clinic Host Becky McBain firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile (707)845-0102, PLEASE email her if you intend to camp! Stalls or pens for horses are $10/night.
Hoof Evaluation & Hands on Trimming Workshop for Trimmers
Hands-on barefoot trimming workshop to explore reading feet and trimming healthy hooves and pathology using a conservative barefoot approach. This is a hands on workshop for trimmers, owner-trimmers & farriers, Auditors with no experience welcome, however people who plan to trim MUST have prior experience.
It’s a LONG day, bring food and beverages, a chair and camera. No video, please!. This course starts with a basic anatomy overview and learning to read the hoof to understand the difference between "normal" feet, robustly healthy feet and pathological feet.
Horses should be trimmed no sooner than 6 weeks before the clinic so that the trim is long enough to be evaluated and so that there is adequate hoof to trim during the clinic.
Topics to be covered include whatever is pertinent to attendees. We will cover most of this content (as appropriate) superficially depending on the needs of the attendees, and go into depth when it pertains directly to the Attendee horses
Review basic anatomy and terminology; 15 - 30 minutes with preserved cadavers and bones
Hoof Distortion, understanding the adaptive hoof, how walls "adapt" to accumulation and wear
Pathology vs health, what is "normal" and what can be fixed?
Training your eye for soundness, correct movement
Evaluate all the feet present, walk the horses out and see how they move
Trim essentials; focus on balance and relieving wall distortion
Tool Use Refresher - preserve your inner trimmer!
Booting lab if we have time
Questions & Wrap up