Natural Performance Hoof Care Clinic
Teaching horse owners how to build healthy functional hooves and prevent problems through natural diet, lifestyle and correct trimming.
2017 Clinic Dates Cost: 650$ plus gst
Feb 3-5th (Cochrane,AB)
April 28th-30th (Cochrane,AB)
Sept 28th-30th (TBA)
A three day introduction to Natural Performance Hoof Care Day 1: Anatomy, Function & learning how to use tools on cadavers Day 2: Review, Trimming Live horses Day 3: Review, More info on care, Trimming more live horses. *Continuing after-support.
- Starts at 9am
- Lecture on Anatomy/Lifestyle/Diet will be discussed in length before lunch
- Lunch Break…bring your own, coffee/tea will be provided
- Learn to trim on cadaver feet from 1-5 pm
- Set up trim will be demonstrated, taking time and care to explain every step
- Owner’s horses will be lined up and instruction will begin on each individual foot as to what to trim first.
- Clinic participants will begin trimming their own horses. ** Please note: If you cannot bring horses, a fee of 75$/horse will be charged to provide you with a horse to trim. (trailer/travel charges)
- Knives,rasps,chaps, hoof boots, hay nets, etc will be available to purchase
- Review/questions answered
- Looking UP from the feet, discussions on saddle fit, sore backs/stretching will be discussed
- Trimming live horses continues
- Review/more questions
- Ending around 3pm on last day
- Learn how to build strong, healthy hooves.
This weekend clinic does not however, give its participants permission to trim for other people. Becoming a professional in the industry takes years of experience and learning.
- Large safe paddocks available for your horses
- Overnight camping available
- Please bring hay/water bucket for your horse
- Please ensure your horse is parasite free and healthy
Cost of the three day Introduction to NP Trimming Clinic is: $ 650.00 plus gst
To attend lecture ONLY: ***Lecture cost, 60$ plus gst Morning on the first day of the clinic (9am-noon) Clinic booklet an additional cost of 30$ plus gst To attend the first day ONLY (lecture & cadaver trimming): is 265$ plus gst
- One day refresher clinic: For all previous participants who need a refresher, all clinics are open to you! Please come to one day during the scheduled clinic. This day will help close holes in your understanding. Cost 200$
- Location: Spirit Stone Ranch, Cochrane, AB OR Indus, AB
- Dissection Clinics: Understand anatomy of the hoof/lower leg, at a deeper level. Observe the dynamic changes to the inner working mechanism just with a trim.
- Jan 29,2017
- Location: Indus, AB
- Cost: 225$ plus gst
- Instructor: Birgitta Wilkinson, NPHCS, NP Hoof Care Educator/Trimmer
- Instructor: Connie Challice, NPHCS, NP Hoof Care Educator/Trimmer