Sunday, May 08, 2011

"Hoof care options for the competitive endurance horse" Clinic

Global Endurance Training Center presents:

“Hoof care options for the competitive endurance horse”

Presentation, Discussion & Demonstration

When: Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

9 am – 5 pm


2880 N Eagle Rd
Eagle, Id 83616

(Eagle Exit on I-84, 2 miles north of Eagle at corner of Eagle Rd and Beacon Light Rd)

Tel: 208 939 0785

Participation Fee: $ 200.00 if paid before May 18th ( $ 225.00 after deadline)


9 am – 10 am: Functional Anatomy of the Equine limb
10 am -11 am: Limb and Hoof Biomechanics

11 am – 12 am: Conformation and Hoof capsule distortion
12 am – 1 pm: Lunch ( lunch will be provided) During lunch, opportunity for Q&A

1 pm – 3 pm: Practical session with live horses: Conformation analysis, hoof care and trimming

3 pm – 5 pm: Choices of hoof protection and application


Christoph Schork, Hoof Care Provider, Farrier and rider; Global Endurance Training Center, Moab Utah

-20 year experience as farrier, hoof care specialist, bare foot trimmer
-10 year experience as clinician in hoof care and horse training in the Americas, Australia and Europe (1st place in 2007 Quilty Gold Cup winner)
-25 year experience as horse trainer, endurance rider, national and international competitor(1st place in 2007 Quilty Gold Cup winner, PANAM, WEG rider)
-With partner Dian Woodward: combined completion mileage of over 35,000 miles and combined 1st place finishes of over 230

Olin Balch, DVM, MS, PhD, North Fork Veterinary Service, Cascade, Idaho

-Participant in endurance riding (vetting/judging, riding) and ride-in-tie events since 1980
-Resident farrier for the Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine from 1976 to 1980 and from 1986 –1991
-Ph.D. Degree in Equine Locomotion and Biomechanics; Ph.D. Dissertation: Effects of alterations in hoof angle, mediolateral balance, and toe length on kinetic and temporal parameters of horses walking, trotting, and cantering on a high-speed treadmill
-One of 38 veterinarians selected world-wide since 1997 to the International Equine Veterinarian Hall of Fame that recognizes veterinarians who have contributed to the knowledge and recognition of proper hoof care for horses
-51 national and international presentations and 34 refereed scientific papers and proceedings on shoeing, hoof balance, and lameness issues

Sign up at:

Global Endurance Training Center
4381 Heather Lane
Moab, Ut. 84532

Tel: 435 719 4033
Cell: 435 260 1494


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