The morning will be spent looking into the anatomy and function of the equine foot. The focus will be on recognising and achieving healthy feet. We will also look into common foot problems and how to deal with them.
We will be discussing what defines a healthy horse, which leads into Equine Ethology. Ethology is the study of animals in their natural environment, who are free to express the behaviour and physicality that evolution has prepared them for. It gives us a blueprint for normal and this is the most powerful tool we have for understanding their bodies and behaviours. We can then apply this understanding to provide them with a life of quality.
The afternoon is focused on simplifying the complexities relating to foot health, paying particular attention to the role of obesity and the associated metabolic/
endocrine disorders. It will enable you to recognise the early warning signs of potential problems and give positive ideas and solutions on how to deal with them.
Questions welcome throughout the day.
This workshop does not take a barefoot vs shod stance. The goal is to provide high quality and practical information that owners and care givers can implement into equine lives.
A WHOLE HORSE
Approach to Hoofcare
9.00am - 11.30am
Basic hoof anatomy and function:
Recognising healthy hooves
Common problems affecting hoof health:
and how to deal with them
Defining a Healthy Horse
11.30am - 12.30pm
12.30pm - 14.00pm
What it is, how it happens and what to do
Early recognition, simplifying the complexities and solutions
14.00pm - 15.30pm
the key to healthy horses
Environment & lifestyle:
providing some answers and ideas
9.00am – 12.00pm
Lower Leg Dissection
£65 per person
Low income concessions available