TFP-033s

Report on clients evening. March 2012

The Farriery Practice would like to thank everyone who attended our clients evening held in March. The evening was based on lower limb anatomy of the horse. It was a great success, filling the forge at Bridge House Equestrian Centre.

The evening began with a speech from Beckie Mabbutt on the horse’s foot and how as farriers we map and examine horse’s feet. Beckie also then explained to the clients how the evening was going to progress.

Everyone was split in to 6 groups, these groups then went round to work stations set up in the forge. Each work station had one of the partners from The Farriery Practice who had a limb in different states of dissection. Mike Williams was master of ceremonies, helping to smooth the evening along guiding each group to the right stations.

Beckie Mabbutt station was about foot balance and shoeing and how this relates to the structures within the foot.

Ralph Rennsion station was about the anatomical structure contain within the hoof.

David Nicholls station was about laminitis and what structures are affected by the condition.

Mark Spriggs station was about the bones found within the lower limb and asked each group if they could arrange each correctly.

Jack Holder-Spriggs station was about shock absorption and frog function.

James Williams and Seb Taylor who are both Mike Williams apprentices ran the station on tendons of the lower limb. They demonstrated the use of both the Superficial and Deep digital flexor tendons

The idea behind the evening was to give our clients a greater understanding of their horses. To show how as a farrier what we have to consider when we are shoeing your horses.  Hopefully this marriage of information we hope that our clients have a better understanding of their horses and the farriers work. Helping in the husbandry of their animals and improving equine welfare.

Jack Holder-Spriggs

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The Farriery Practice would like to thank everyone who attended our clients evening held in March. The evening was based on lower limb anatomy of the horse. It was a great success, filling the forge at Bridge House Equestrian Centre.

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