Hoof Trimming for Horse Owners 101 Clinic – Sat. Oct. 3, 2015 – Huntsville AL

Horse owner learning to trim hoofsSaturday Oct 3, 2015      9am-4pm
Victory Alliance Ranch   Huntsville , AL

Discounted Earlybird Registration until Tues. Sept. 15 – sign up today and save!

Clinic Registration Forms
Clinic Information Packet

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 – er, hoof!

Not quite ready to pick up a rasp yet? Audit the clinic to become a more educated consumer of hoof care services – 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: We’ll kick off the clinic at 9am with an introductory/Q&A session to get everyone up to speed – free and open to the public! When the introductory session is over, if you haven’t pre-registered, you’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.

Clinic 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

Cost:

$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 Specialone 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 09/15/15 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. 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 – no exceptions.

Host Location:

Victory Alliance Ranch, Inc. – a therapeutic horsemanship program, in Huntsville, AL.

Online map and directions
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Street Address:
2028 Jordan Road
Huntsville, AL 35951

Clinic Coordinator: Gayle Barnett  c 256-655-8387 – call or text
Clinic Instructor: Leitha Lee c 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.

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

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