Saturday Nov 23, 2013 Â Â 9am-4pm
White Horse Hills Arena Â Â Somerville , AL
Discounted Earlybird Registration until Fri. Nov. 22 – sign up today and save!
Join us for a hands-on clinic 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 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 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. 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
$75 Earlybird registration, $95 at the door (limited to 10 participants)
$40 Earlybird auditing, $50 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 11/22/13 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.
Bringing a horse:
Please let us know in advance that you are planning to bring your horse, so we can prepare to comfortably accommodate him (or her).
Current negative Coggins for each visiting horse must be presented for inspection before unloading horse from trailer â€“ no exceptions.
Facility day use fee for visiting horses is $10 and includes use of the covered arena and obstacle playground, $20 additional for day use of a stall.
White Horse Hills Arena downloadable map and directions.
White Horse Hills Arena on Google maps.
White Horse Hills Arena
399 Turtle Creek Rd
Somerville, AL 38449
Contact:Â Leitha LeeÂ (c) 256-653-6285 – call or text
Want more information?
What to wear and bring, recommended reading, tool list and more – in the Clinic Information Packet for participants and auditors.
More about Hoof Trimming for Horse Owners clinics.
Interested in hosting a clinic? Hosts attend for free plus have one horse trimmed for free!
See you there!