Basics of Farriery as a Prelude to Therapeutic Farriery
Detailed Physical Exam for Laminitis
Discussion of Shoeing Acute & Subclinical Cases of Laminitis
Therapeutic Shoeing Ways and Means
Examination of 2 Horses
Collaboration between Instructors and Attendees
Rob has a passion for horses - farriery features throughout his family tree but Rob’s equine career began when he undertook training to become a ‘bereiter’ (licensed riding instructor) following 3 years of training and examination in all disciplines but specializing in dressage and showjumping.
Throughout this time Rob noted equestrian sport has undergone significant changes – a flying change years ago was ‘wonderful’ although now it is common for there to be 120 starters in the Grand Prix. It is not easy for horses to do all of the competitions; there is a lot of work and stress associated with it.
His understanding of the equine is unquestionable and frequently suggests that we need to “get into the horse”, “the horse will tell you if it is not comfortable”. Horses feel atmosphere. If the situation allows in your working day, go home when you are tired or stressed.
Responsible for shoeing some of the most famous, and valuable, competition horses across Europe, Rob has become established, and is very well respected, as a leading authority on shoeing the competition horse. Farrier to the Dutch Olympic team for the past 7 Olympics, Rob has a clear understanding of his role in the performance of these horses and the care of their feet and limbs.