Hoof Trimming Clinic in Pilot Butte, SK -- Apr 6-8, 2018

Hoof Trimming Clinic in Pilot Butte, SK -- Apr 6-8, 2018

from 275.00

DEADLINE for Payment/Registration March 25, 2018

Our 3-day clinics hosted across Canada will give you the skills needed to confidently assess, evaluate and trim to achieve natural hoof mechanics and function based on each horse's individual conformation and hoof shape.

You DON'T want to trim your own horse? No problem! Understanding how your horse's feet work, and the things you can do to safeguard their overall well-being and health is our goal. You'll be empowered to evaluate your farrier/trimmer and be a part of the solution for your horse's ongoing soundness.

You DO want to trim your own horses? Then this course is perfect for you!

This is also the right course for you if you have an interest in pursuing a career in barefoot hoof care. 

Follow-up telephone/email consultations and advice are included. Textbooks are included with your tuition.

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OTHER PAYMENT OPTIONS: If you don't wish to pay via our website you may also do one of the following.

  • send etransfer to info@hoofgeeks.com
  • call us to pay with a credit card 204-771-5335
  • send a check - made payable to Hoof Geeks
    292 McPhillips Rd. St. Andrews MB R1A 3E4

**note** if you are paying via this page (above) there is a registration form after clicking 'purchase' No need to fill this one out.


Tools you should have for the in-class trimming include: rasp, hoof knife, knife sharpener,  gloves and a hoof pick. Nippers, chaps and a hoof stand are NOT required. You are welcome to bring your own tools if you have them; we will have tools and stands available for use and for sale as well.

It is recommended you wear steel-toed shoes or work boots and jeans for the hands-on trimming portion of the class. 


There will be a morning coffee break and a lunch break.
Classes may run late depending on the amount of material to be covered. 

+ FRIDAY LECTURE DAY

9AM-5PM

  • Discussion of the Horse and the Foot (diet, environment, hoof care, etc.)
  • Anatomy, Structure and Function
  • Hoof mechanism
  • External and Internal Hoof relationships
  • Evaluating hoof health/ Evaluating Lameness / reading the hoof capsule
  • Hoof mapping: finding the external landmarks and comparison to internal anatomy
  • The basic trim
  • Hoof pathologies and how to address them
  • Assessing the horse
  • Demo - Taking meaningful hoof pictures

+ SATURDAY CADAVER DAY

9AM-4PM

  • Review hoof pathology
  • Overview of trimming tools
  • Cadaver trim demo
  • Assessing your cadaver hoof, mapping, formulating a plan
  • Trimming your cadaver hoof
  • Dissection demo
  • Demo - Taking meaningful hoof pictures on a live horse
  • How teeth affect feet

+ SUNDAY TRIMMING DAY

9AM-3PM

  • Assessing your horse, mapping, formulating a plan
  • Trimming your horse’s hooves!