Gateway to Natural Hoof Care Clinic
Stonegarthside Hall, Kershopefoot, Scottish Borders
9:00 am Monday, 12 March through 3:00 pm Friday, 16 March, 2018.
The “Gateway Clinic” is the foundation of our Hoof Care Training Programs. It is where the road to a professional hoof care career and certification begins. But it is also a very valuable clinic for non-professionals. Participants receive hands-on, supervised instruction that prepares them to successfully trim their own horse or evaluate the work of their professional trimmer. In addition, it is a perfect venue for enlightened individuals seeking authentic information about factors that affect hoof health and the mental and physical wellbeing of horses.
Cadaver hooves are used during the clinic, so, participants can focus on learning to trim without the worry of handling a horse. This also allows participants to become proficient trimmers without putting a live horse’s hooves at risk.
Accommodations: Students will stay at Stonegarthside Hall Sunday, March 11 - Friday, March 16. Private or semi-private rooms (two twin beds) are available. There are four bathrooms that will be shared by a maximum of nine people. Students must provide linens.
Meet & Greet: Sunday 7 pm, March 11 at Stonegarthside Hall
Meals: Self-serve breakfast each morning. Our host says she has plenty of chicken and turkey eggs. Lunch and supper will be prepared by a local chef Monday - Friday.
Transportation: There is free onsite parking. Nearest airports are Edinburgh, Manchester, Glasgow, and Newcastle. From the airport, you can travel by train to Carlisle. We will meet you in Carlisle and bring you the rest of the way to Stonegarthside Hall.
Registration opens September 15, 2017 and closes February 12, 2018, or when clinic is full. Registration fees include five-day clinic, accommodations, transfer from train station to and from Stonegarthside Hall, and lunch and supper Monday through Friday. Partial payment options are available. Space is limited.