Seminars at Sydney Barefoot Center
Courses can be run at suitable venues and tailored to suite the audience, there has already been interest in an advanced hoof care course down in Victoria.
There will be a number of clinics that can be run out onsite where we can oranise a group.
On special request it is possible to do private lessons, though they will be limited
Basic Hoof Care clinics:
These are aimed at the horse owner no matter what level they are, to learn about the horses hoof and how it works. You will learn how to care for the hoof from diet to exercise as well as identifying hoof deformations and the basic use of tools. You will learn to use those tools for maintainance of your own horses. The skills learned here are only a fraction of what you need to deal with all hoof maladies so do not think you can trim any horse. If you bring your own horse you will gain information on how to monitor specific areas of your own horses hooves.
Advanced Hoof care:
These clinics are aimed at anyone who has done any 2 day basic course previously and wants to put more of the Jigsaw pieces together. We delve into hoof balancing and issues related to navicular syndrome and other hoof pain as well as training the new growth of hoof capsule to achieve the best functions of all parts of the hoof. It is also suitable for vets and farriers to gain an advantage in their own work in helping clients with Navicular Syndrome.
These clinics are a narrow version of the advanced hoof clinics, where the advanced clinic touches on laminitis and founder. The depth of these founder clinics is aimed at owners dealing with founder issues or vets and farriers wanting to learn how best to deal with laminitis or founder, as well as methods to reduce supporting limb laminitis problems. The causes and treatments of laminitis are covered as well as looking in to founder and the rebuilding of a foundered hoof back to normal. Also covered is how to read the hoof as it heals and what to do to manage various laminitis and founder issues.