WHOLE HORSE PROTOCOL COURSE - LEVEL 1
Level 1 - Apprentice. Designed for owners of barefoot horses who want more information on the equine hoof and to be able to maintain their transitioned hooves. 5 days Introducing the Whole Horse Protocol, covering horse handling relevant to trimming (safety of both you and the horse), tool handling, basic anatomy, understanding balance, trimming on cadavers and some live trimming. 6/7 hours a day.
This course is often, and can be if enough interest is shown, organised to coincide with additional one or two day equine massage therapy courses with a qualified therapist from the UK. A very useful complimentary hands-on course to barefoot horse husbandry. Should you choose to continue up the WHP ladder it is a requirement to complete at least the basic knowledge level of equine massage therapy.
Owners are welcome to bring their own horse for an additional cost (depending weather it is stabled or turned out).
Completion of the WHP Level 1 gives you the knowledge to trim your own, sound horses, only. You are not prepared to deal with pathologies or take on clients.
Next Level 1 - 5 day course - Week beginning Wednesday 26th April 2017, Reservations now being taken. We have consolidated the course down to just 5 days, but be prepared for a very intense 5 days!
Remember we take a maximum of only 10 students at a time, to assure full attention, so book early. Check out the relevant page for full details.
ALL these courses can be taken along with a 2 day Equine Massage Therapy course, but we must be assured a "full house" as the Professional Instructor comes from England to hold these courses for us. The EMT course is an extremely useful stand-alone tool, from which every horse in every discipline will benefit.
Next EMT course scheduled for 2017 (awaiting conformation), theory work being sent to learn before the practical weekend.
Starting Wednesday 9AM and finishing Sunday lunchtime. The cost of this very complete course, including all theory materials, is 550€ A minimum of 6 people and maximum of 10 are taken on each course. Everyone is guaranteed individual attention.
Course can be worked over 3 weekends should sufficient people apply for this option, to coincide with work schedules.
Each person is required to bring their own trimming equipment. Or we can organise a ´Trimmers Pack´ of Apron, 2 Rasps, Left & Right Handed Knives & Sharpener for collection upon arrival at a pre-paid price of 275€
Lodgings available in our beautiful converted stables providing 2, double-bedded self-catering cottages. (We offer discounted rates for people participating in our courses) There is a hotel and hostel in the village, 2 km´s away, or many more hotels on the coast, 12 km´s away. We will do everything we can to help organise your accommodation. For those happy to rough it a little you can camp next to our arena (under the willow trees), though there are only cold water washing facilities (no shower, but a fresh river!) and no cooking facilities, though a morning cuppa can be organised. Your tent and gear = 50€ for the duration. Our tent and inflated mattress and bedding = 100€ for the duration. For more details contact us