The National EasyShoe Clinics start this weekend, March 7-9, 2014. The inaugural event will be held in Plymouth, California which is located about an hour from Sacramento. The EasyShoe Clincs are presented in collaboration with Daisy Haven Farms. This weekend, I will join Daisy Bicking to present the first 2 1/2 day clinic on Friday evening at the Pacific Coast Horseshoeing School with exploration of hoof anatomy and a fascinating dissection of the lower leg by Paige Poss.
Participants at a clinic Daisy presented in February.
On Saturday, the presenters will demonstrate three different applications of the EasyShoe on live horses, and will walk participants through a hoof-mapping exercise. Participants will then work with cadaver feet for detailed hands-on preparation of the hoof and fit analysis. On Sunday, participants will apply the EasyShoe using their chosen method, including the option of nailing the Performance N/G onto the cadaver hoof.
Squishy sporting his new EasyShoe Performance, applied using EasyShoe Bond.
On March 14-16, the traveling shoe show moves to the San Diego area. Shannon and Steffen Peters will be hosting a this clinic at Arroyo Del Mar, one of the most prestigious dressage barns in the country. Daisy will be joined by Garrett Ford and renowned sport horse farrier Ernest Woodward for an in-depth presentation and discussion of application methods and techniques.
The facilities at Arroyo Del Mar.
Squishy is one of the horses at the Arroyo Del Mar barn who has seen tremendous benefits to his comfort and soundness since the EasyShoe was first applied. "It's really amazing to have a great group of people working together to make our Equine partners be the best and most comfortable they can be," said Shannon Peters. "My laminitis, cushings, Lyme disease horse is testing out the new EasyShoe with great success!"
The cost to participate in the clinic is $299.00 (attendance is capped at 40 people). Auditor spaces are also available for $125.00 (auditor attendance is capped at 15 people). The clinic must be paid for in full at time of registration. Participants may sign up using this on-line form: EasyShoe Clinic Registration. Please be sure to identify which location you are signing up for. Clinics will be held at the following locations:
March 7-9th in Plymouth, CA
Host: Bob Smith
Facility: Pacific Coast Horseshoeing School
5225 Carbondale Road, Plymouth, CA 95669
March 14-16th in San Diego, CA
Host: Shannon Peters
Facility: Arroyo Del Mar
7070 Black Mountain Road, San Diego, CA 92130
May 16-18th in Charlotte, NC
Host: Bryan Baire
Facility: Location TBD
June 13-15th in College Station, TX
Host: Dr. David Hood
College Station, TX
July 11-13th in South Lyon, MI
Host: Brian Smigielski
Facility: Gaited Acres Farm
6175 Mae Lane, South Lyon, MI
Spaces are filling fast, so reserve your spot now while there's still room. We'd hate to disappoint!
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