We are also excited to announce we have been asked to host a Training Day for Vets, Farriers and Trimmers here on 2nd August. This is on behalf of Albert Villasevil a Spanish vet (you can find out more about him here http://www.worldhoofconference.org/?page_id=268 ) and the Company “Floating Boots” (see http://www.bootsforhorses.com/boots-horses-barefoot/english/home_47_1_ap.html ). Albert has helped to develop a high performance boot which is not just for leisure riders, but also for top end performance and offers solutions for hoof rehabilitation. I need your help in getting the word out to your own farriers, vets and trimmers – ask them to get in touch with me or send me their email address if they haven’t received an invitation – also we need 3 horses to be used to show the fitting of the boots: 1 with normal shaped/healthy feet, 1 with irregular/difficult to fit feet, and 1 rehab case – maybe a laminitis victim? Do get in touch if you wish to put your horse forward – I will need photographs of the hooves and some simple measurements plus any relevant history.
Dave Stuart is about to touch down in the UK this week but is only here for 2 months this year so July and August are going to be pretty intensive for me and my youngster Patrick. We have spent a lot of time getting him out and about including rides up on the Long Mynd and through the Dyfnant Forest. In the main all has been going pretty good but I recognise that my comfort zone is about to be stretched once more and I probably need to find some bravery pills for some of Dave’s preferred trails up on the hills! That said I am really looking forward to it and to sharing lots of the challenges with good friends. We now have a 2nd date for Dave to teach a clinic here on Sunday 20th July. The morning will be online and then the afternoon mainly ridden. You can do half a day for £70 or a full day for £135 (plus a share of expenses). If you want to do the 3 day Horsemanship Experience Course starting on Friday 8th August then we have 2 rider spaces currently so get in touch asap for either of these.
Next weekend we have a 3 day camp led by Josh Steer with Niki Hardwick getting everyone warmed up on the Friday afternoon, I’ve been setting up pens today in readiness (boy – I forgot how long it takes!) – rider places are full but spectators are welcome if you book a place in advance and I’m sure we can find room for an extra tent or 2 if you want to be closer to the fun J
Lastly – I mentioned a while back that I was about to embark on a mailing list sorting exercise, well this mail is the first product of it. My Outlook files have suffered miserably from several updates and possibly incorrect syncing to my iphone which I know to have caused duplications and the loss of several fields of data mainly from postal addresses and I therefore have very little confidence in its reliability at present, so if you have received this and do not want to be included in future updates please let me know and I will put it to rights, also if you receive this more than once. Of course the converse may also happen in that I may have managed to lose some people and that could be more difficult to correct so please feel free to forward this to anyone who you think may find it of interest and ask them to let me know if they wish to be added.
Enjoy the Summer with your horses