Clinic Horse Requirements

Only paid/confirmed clinic participants are elidgable to offer a demo horse for the clinic.

We can only accommodate eight horses at the clinic. if your horse is selected, we will notify you prior to the clinic.

When selecting the clinic horses, we will be attempting to provide as much variety as possible. We hope to work on:

  •         A neglect case neglect cases with overgrown hooves (check your local rescue or ask your vet).

  •         A horse that is footsore in metal shoes.

  •         Laminitis cases

  •         Caudal foot pain (navicular syndrome) cases

  •         Horses with poor wall quality, white line problems, splits, etc.

    •        Perhaps a mule or donkey.

 

If you submit a horse and he/she is not selected, it is probably because there are other very-similar cases that will be done instead. So you should be able to learn about the management of your horse, even if he/she does not attend.

 

Before submitting your horse to be a demo horse, make sure he/she will be able to function in the clinic environment:

  •         Trained and Reasonably Sane. While everyone in attendance understands that horses can be unpredictable, the horse owners are responsible for only bringing in horses that are trained to stand at halter and trained to pick up their feet for hoof care. The horse also needs to be able to handle being surrounded by onlookers and being worked on in an unfamiliar environment. If your horse does not meet these requirements, find out if an attending  veterinarian can provide appropriate sedation or choose another horse.

  •         Stallions. See above. If you are in complete control, we will not discriminate -- testosterone is not the root of all evil, but it is a good start. If you do choose to bring a stallion, the clinic host will not be required to provide his boarding -- you'll have to figure it out on your own (though some hosts may choose to help).

  •         Current Health Certificate. Horses traveling to the clinic site from other areas must have a current health certificate in accordance with the laws of the host state/country. We don't need to spread disease. The clinic host will be responsible for checking paperwork upon each horse's arrival.

Boarding

Adequate/normal boarding will be provided at the host facility at reasonable/normal prices. It will be the horse owner's sole responsibility to provide food, water and adequate care during this stay. It will also be the horse owner's sole responsibility to evaluate the provided facility and determine if it is adequate to enclose, protect and provide for the needs of their individual horse. Individual needs vary, and what works for one horse may kill another -- it is the horse owner's job to know their horse and prevent problems before they occur.