Saturday Apr 28, 2012Â Â Â 9am-4pm
Rowantree FarmÂ Â Â Franklin, TN
Discounted Earlybird Registration until Fri. Apr 27 – sign up now and save!
Join us for a hands-on clinic designed to introduce horse owners to the basics of barefoot hoof trimming, and beyond. This class builds on the concepts introduced in the HTHO 101 clinics, but is still suitable for beginners as we’ll start off with a review.
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 clinic will get you started off on the right foot â€“ er, hoof!
Not quite ready to pick up a rasp yet? Audit the clinic to become a more educated consumer of hoof care services â€“ learn about healthy hoof anatomy and function, how to decide when your horse needs a hoof care, and how to recognize a balanced hoof.
What will you learn in this clinic?
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. In addition to a review of the concepts from the HTHO 101 class, we’ll cover trimming with nippers, knife, and angle grinders – as well as more strategies for checking hoof balance and some discussion of trimming problem hoofs. More details in the Clinic Information Packet.
- classroom time with a mix of learning activities and interactive demos
- hoof trimming demonstration with Q&A
- hands-on practice â€“ trim at least one hoof from start to finish
$65 Earlybird registration, $85 at the door (limited to 10 participants)
$35 Earlybird auditing, $45 at the door (limited to 20 auditors)
Take advantage of the Earlybird discount! Fill out and send in your Clinic Registration Forms with payment and save! (Paypal accepted. Payment and registration forms must be received by 04/27/12 to qualify for Earlybird discount.)
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.
Read the Clinic Information Packet for more details.
Rowantree Farm on Google maps.
4566 Peytonsville Rd.
Franklin, TN 37064
Rowantree Farm is located 2.5 miles east of I-65 (exit 61 – Peytonsville Rd) on the north side of the road.
Contact: Leitha Lee 256-653-6285 – call or text
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Want more information?
What to wear and bring, recommended reading, tool list and more – in the Clinic Information Packet for participants and auditors.