Hoof Trimming for Horse Owners 101 Workshop – Sat. Aug 20, 2011

Horse owner learning to trim hoofsSaturday Aug 20, 2011   9am-4pm
Happy Apple Stables   New Hope, AL

Discounted Earlybird Registration until Fri. Aug 19 – sign up now and save!

Workshop Registration Forms
Workshop Information Packet

Join us for a hands-on workshop designed to introduce horse owners to the basics of barefoot hoof trimming. Whether your goal is to touch up trims between visits from a professional or to take over hoof care duties for your herd entirely, this workshop will get you started off on the right foot – er, hoof!

Not quite ready to pick up a rasp yet? Audit the workshop to become a more educated consumer of hoof care services – learn about healthy hoof anatomy and function, how to decide when your horse needs a trim, and how to recognize a balanced trim.

What will you learn in this workshop?

We’ll cover basic hoof anatomy, procedure and techniques for trimming the hoof wall using a hoof rasp and hoof stand, and how to check hoof balance using the sole as a guide. More info in the Workshop Information Packet.

Workshop includes:

  • classroom time with a mix of learning activities and interactive demos
  • hoof trimming demonstration with Q&A
  • hands-on practice – trim at least one hoof from start to finish


$65 Earlybird registration, $85 at the door (limited to 10 spots)
$35 Earlybird auditing, $45 at the door (no limit on auditors)

Take advantage of the Earlybird discount! Print, fill out, and mail in your Workshop Registration Forms with payment and save! (Payment and registration forms must be received by 8/19 to qualify.)


All admission prices include drinks, lunch, classroom materials.

Auditors participate fully in classroom and demo activities, and are welcome to observe the hands-on trimming session.

Participants may bring their own horse for the hands-on trimming session, or trim one of the gentle demo horses available onsite.

Workshop location:

Happy Apple Stables on Google maps.

Happy Apple Stables downloadable map and directions.

Happy Apple Stables
1542 Old Gurley Pike
New Hope, AL 35760

Want more information?

Take advantage of Earlybird registration – print, fill out, and mail in your Workshop Registration Forms with payment and save! (Payment and registration forms must be received by 8/19 for earlybird discount.)

What to wear and bring, map, directions, recommended reading, tool list and more – in the Workshop Information Packet for participants and auditors.

More about Hoof Trimming for Horse Owners workshops. Interested in hosting a workshop? Hosts attend for free plus have one horse trimmed for free!

Contact me for private instruction or one- or two-day workshops covering basic and advanced hoofcare topics such as: transitioning to barefoot, reversing hoof contraction and long toes/underrun heels, rehabilitation from navicular syndrome and founder, conditioning bare hoofs for performance and competition, in-depth hoof anatomy and function, hoof boots, application of Equicast.

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