â€¢â€¢â€¢ Postponed! Until Fall 2015 â€¢â€¢â€¢
Unfortunately, we’ve had to postpone this clinic due to injuries and scheduling conflicts. New clinic date will be announced here on hoofsmart.com and via email. Sorry for any inconvenience!
Saturday Apr 18, 2015 Â Â Â 9am-4pm
Spring Haven StablesÂ Â Albertville ,Â AL
Discounted Earlybird Registration until Fri. Apr.17Â – sign up today and save!
Join us for a hands-on clinic designed to introduce horse owners to the basics of barefoot hoof trimming, and beyond. 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.
Free introduction: Weâ€™ll kick off the clinic at 9am with an introductory/Q&A session to get everyone up to speed â€“ free and open to the public! When the introductory session is over, if you havenâ€™t pre-registered, youâ€™ll have the option to sign on as an auditor and spend the day with us.
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
$85 Earlybird registration, $110 at the door (limited to 10 participants)
$45 Earlybird auditing, $55 at the door (limited to 20 auditors)
Bring a Friend Special â€“ one half-price auditor slot with each auditor or participant slot! Just write ‘Bring a Friend Special’ and amount paid and name of person attending with, on your registration form.
Refresher/review Special – if you’ve attended or audited a HTHO clinic in the past, come back for a refresher – audit for half-price, or audit for free when you come with a paid-in-full participant or auditor. Just write ‘Refresher Special’ and amount paid or name of person attending with, on your registration form.
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 04/17/15Â to qualify for Earlybird discount.)
Details: 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.
Spring Haven StablesÂ – a full-service boarding and training facility, in Albertville, AL.
216 Hustleville Road
Albertville, AL 35951
Instructor: Leitha Lee 256-653-6285 – call or text
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What to wear and bring, recommended reading, tool list and more – in the Clinic Information Packet for participants and auditors.