DIY Hoof Care and Trimming
Learning to carry out good hoof care and trimming is critical in creating and maintaining sound and healthy bare hooves. Poor hoofcare can result in poor horses.
When you become skilled at maintaining your own horse’s hooves, no longer will you be relying on or waiting for others for this service. And most people find it easier than they previously thought to keep hooves trimmed, balanced and sound.
Glenn offers two options for horse owners and interested people to learn how to care for and carry out a maintenance trim on hooves.
See below for a general overview of each.
ONE on ONE OR SMALL GROUP TRIMMING TRAINING SESSIONS (click here for more information)
The One on One or Small Group Trimming Training Sessions are tailored for people and small groups who are prepared to undertake some self study on hoof and limb anatomy and hoof function. They are a four to six hour intensive hoof trimming session for one to four participants. These sessions are run throughout the year and can be held at your place or at ‘Waterfall Creek’ in Tallangatta Valley in North East Victoria.
A thorough understanding of hoof structure, lower limb anatomy and hoof function is a must so that the sessions can concentrate on the art and nuances of hoof balance and trimming. A highly recommended online theory component course in bare hoof care can be found at www.equinesoundness.com or get to the page direct by clicking here. Otherwise there is a plethora of information available online. Read and study as much as you can and then be the judge of what sounds appropriate and what is myth or misunderstood.
Have a good look at as many hooves as you can. Learn to identify what is a healthy hoof and what hooves have problems.
If you commit to this type of pre-study training Glenn is available to assist in answering questions that you may have before the trimming sessions. You will get best value for your investment if these queries are dealt with before the trimming training day.
What else is covered on the day?
CONTACT GLENN TO DISCUSS YOUR ONE on ONE OR SMALL GROUP REQUIREMENTS
TWO DAY DIY HOOF CARE WORKSHOP (Click here for more information)
The Two Day DIY Hoof Care Workshop teaches the structure, anatomy and mechanisms of the hoof and how all horse and donkey owners can apply the principles and techniques of BAREHOOF CARE to their horses and donkeys, and maintain their equid's hooves themselves.
Organise a BareHoof Care Workshop in your area and we’ll come to you. Potential for clubs to use this workshop as a fundraiser.
NEXT WORKSHOP DATES - to be advised
Contact Glenn to express your interest and be kept informed
Glenn is a Nationally accredited Equine Hoof Care Professional with almost a decade of barehoof trimming experience. He is also a Cert IV Workplace Trainer and Assessor with extensive experience in training and presentations in a wide variety of education environments.
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Last updated September 8, 2016