WHOLE HORSE PROTOCOL COURSE - LEVEL 3
Before commencing the Level 3 practical and theory course the following two, home study, courses must be completed.
Equine Nutrition - At home/distance study. Approx. 30 hours
Lower Leg Anatomy - At home/distance study. Approx. 20 hours (Total cost for both is 60€)
Level 3 - Advanced. 6 days. 1st day is exams on nutrition and anatomy.
Including but not only - recognising and resolving laminitis, founder and navicular situations, understanding various trimming methods and in-depth hoof study. Live trimming & dissections included, 6 hours a day.
This course is the prelude to the final professional qualification - Level 4
This course is often organised to coincide with additional one or two day equine massage therapy courses with a qualified therapist from the UK. A very useful complimentary course to barefoot horse husbandry.
Owners can bring their own horse for an additional cost (depending weather it is stabled or turned out).
Completion of this Level to a minimum standard requirement, entitles you to the title "Whole Horse Protocol Hoof Professional " WHP Hoof Professional
Next Level 3 - 5 day course - To be confirmed
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.
Remember 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. You don´t have to be a Level 3 student to participate in this informative, professional course from which every horse will benefit. Next scheduled EMT course 2019 (awaiting conformation) - with theory being sent to study before the practical weekend.
As a WHP Level 3 Hoof Professional you can trim clients hooves, dealing with simple pathologies. Serious pathologies must be attended under supervision or advise of a WHP Hoof Specialist.
A 6 day course starting Saturday AM and finishing Thursday lunchtime. The cost of this very complete course, including all materials, is 590€
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 great discounted rates for clients participating on one of 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