Intermediate Equine Hoof Care (EQ002C)
Will be offered with sufficient interest – please call if you’re interested.
In this four-day course, the student who is comfortable with trimming will learn more advanced skills for hoof repair and shoeing. The course focuses on emergency repairs. Subject areas include pulling shoes, shoe fit, foot preparation, nail finishing, basic cold shoeing. Knowing these techniques will enable the student to replace a blown shoe for a short-term fix until a farrier can look at their horse.
Prerequisites: Introduction to Equine Hoof Anatomy and Trimming (GPRC course) or permission of the instructor.
Required student materials:
� Farrier chaps or light coveralls; hoof knife; nippers; hoof rasp; pick; rounding hammer (ball pein); driving hammer (10-12 oz.); clinchers; pull offs; anvil (can use metal railroad track as a last resort); something to cover the cut end of specimen/dead horse-feet (i.e. o.b. gloves) and tape or twine (to hold the covering in place); a well-mannered horse.
� Optional: Crease puller; clinch block; gouge; nail nippers (heavy side cutter); wire brush; shoes/nails.
� Instructor will bring nails and shoes to purchase at class.
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.