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Horse Hoof Care and Trimming

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What can you expect from this program/course?

Save money and improve hoof health by learning the basics of hoof anatomy, care and trimming.  This 2 1/2 day course will give you a great introduction to trimming and even the opportunity to trim your own horse by the end. You will practice trimming in a supervised setting. If you would like to put your newly acquired knowledge to use immediately, you have the opportunity to bring your own horses on the last day of the course; this way you can trim your horses for the first time with assistance & guidance from your instructor. Students will learn:

  • Hoof anatomy
  • The basics of hoof care
  • How to treat minor hoof problems
  • When to call a farrier      

Delivery: Olds Campus

Program Dates: 
March 8 - 10, 2024
September 20 - 22, 2024

Fees: $299 + GST 

Credential: Non-credit

Length of Program: 2 days and 1 evening

Applications Open: Registrations are accepted as long as seats are available, however it is recommended that you register early.

Prerequisites: None

Required Materials: Trimming tools and safety equipment including:

  • Gloves
  • Appropriate clothing for variable weather
  • Hoof nippers
  • Rasp with handle
  • Hoof knife
  • Footwear appropriate for standing on concrete floor & working around horses (Steel toed boots are strongly recommended)
  • Farrier chaps are not required but are also strongly recommended for your comfort and safety
  • Wire brush
  • Hoof pick
  • Safety glasses

  • "Great Course! I really enjoyed it, very knowledgeable instructor" (Spring, 2015)

    "Bari was very easy to approach, makes people feel comfortable. 100% professional, thanks!" (Spring, 2015)

    "I have already recommended this course to others" (Spring, 2015) 

    "Very friendly - adds a lot of personal experience" (Spring, 2015)

    "Very good instructor - lots of common sense" (Fall, 2014)

    "Great! Very Informative, exceeded expectations!" (Fall, 2014)

    "Thanks for taking the time to answer questions" (Fall, 2014)

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