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TOUCHING WILD

HOOFCARE WORKSHOP

Inverness

SATURDAY

5th August

SUNDAY

6th August

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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. 

Itinerary

A WHOLE HORSE
Approach to Hoofcare

​Day 1 

 

9.00am - 11.30am


Basic hoof anatomy and function:
Recognising healthy
hooves
Common problems affecting hoof health:
and how to deal with them
Equine Ethology:
Defining a Healthy Horse

LUNCH 

11.30am - 12.30pm

 

12.30pm - 14.00pm


Laminitis:
What it is, how it happens and what to do
Metabolic/Endocrine disorders:
Early recognition, simplifying the complexit
ies and solutions


 

14.00pm - 15.30pm


Diet:
the key to healthy horses 
Environment & li
festyle:
providing some answers and id
eas

​Day 2 

 

9.00am – 12.00pm


Lower Leg Dissection

£65 per person
 

Low income concessions available

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