Introduction to Equine Hoof Anatomy and Trimming (EQ001C)
Will be offered with sufficient interest – please call if you’re interested.
This four-day course introduces the student to the anatomy and physiology of the horse from the knee down. Lectures and demonstrations emphasize the importance of proper trimming; students will gain practical experience on specimen hooves and, by the end of the course, could work on their own horses.
Learn: anatomy and physiology of the horse from the knee down; the basics of trimming. There will be a combination of classroom theory and hands-on. Students will work mainly on specimen (dead) horse hooves; and may bring their own horse to practice on.
Required student materials:
o light coveralls or farrier chaps;
o hoof rasp;
o something to cover the cut end of dead feet (i.e. o.b. gloves);
o tape or twine to hold the covering in place;
o a well-mannered horse - for live hoof trimming portion.
Note: Students who don't already have nippers and a hoof rasp may purchase these through the instructor, Keith Batty (phone: 780.624.8880). These must be ordered a minimum of 14 days prior to course start date.