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post #1 of 3 Old 07-06-2008, 05:27 AM Thread Starter
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Barefoot Trimming clinic. Andrew Bowe


One day trimming workshop with The Barefoot Blacksmith.

An intensive one day workshop that is informative and hands on. Learn how to maintain your own horse’s hooves yourself or just come along to learn the science of healthy feet so you can make informed decisions about your horse’s hoofcare.

Workshop emphasis is on safety, ergonomics and how to make a hard job easier. Tools, aprons and hoof stands are provided on the day.

Find out how to trim your horses’ feet from a master farrier who’s been “down under” horses full time for 20 years.

Sun 24th August 2008

Venue: Raymond Terrace RDA, NSW. Australia.

Time: Arrive 8.30 for a 9am start finishes 4pm or later.

Cost: Full Participant $165 Auditor $85 (incl meals & GST)

Catering: Fully catered : Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. provided.

Bookings: Prior booking is essential (Full participants limited to 12 Auditors limited to 8)

Phone: Nicky Bowe 03 57734306

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“With maintenance trimming you can keep your horses’ feet in constant balance- the key to healthy strong feet, barefoot performance and long term soundness.”

Workshop Summary:

After registration where participants are issued with a booklet, there is a two hour PowerPoint theory session (coffee break in between). participants next watch a step by step demonstration of trimming and tool use on a cadaver and then have a go themselves under supervision.

After Lunch there is a demonstration on horse handling for trimming with emphasis on safety and making the job easier. Full participants then go to work on their own horse’s front feet under supervision (Auditors watch and help hold horses). Following another well earned break there is further demonstration and discussion and then participants go on to trim the back feet of their horses.

The day is rounded out with a discussion of optimising barefoot performance(including a hoof boot demonstration) and a valuable lesson on functional anatomy).

Kind regards,

Andrew and Nicky Bowe
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post #2 of 3 Old 07-07-2008, 04:01 PM
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i dont use shoes on my mare she does really good! she can turn quicker because she doesnt have she slick shoes on. the only bad thing is she is a little tender on rocks but thats getting better and better!

~Brittney Leeann~
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