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2013 International Hoof-Care Summit Schedule

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January 29, 2013 to February 1, 2013 ♦ Cincinnati, Ohio

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Tuesday, January 29

General Sessions
Times Session
1:00 pm - 1:10 pm Opening Notes
1:10 pm - 2:00 pm Orientations of the Coffin Bone within the Capsule and It's Relationship to Foot Balance (Part 1)
Mitch Taylor, Kentucky Horseshoeing School

Opening the Summit, Mitch Taylor will focus directly on the foot this year. He will review the internal structure of the hoof capsule, paying close attention to the coffin bone.

Mitch Taylor, Kentucky Horseshoeing School
Mitch Taylor

During this on-stage dissection, the owner/head instructor of the Kentucky Horseshoeing School in Richmond, Ky., will show how you should visualize the orientation of the coffin bone within the hoof capsule, and how the coffin bone remodels according to hoof imbalances.

The dissection will utilize a close-up camera so all attendees can see on a big screen the subtle details that Taylor will discuss. 

Why You Shouldn’t Miss This: You’ll develop a better understanding of how the foot’s internal structures influence your approach to trimming and shoeing.

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm Networking Break
2:15 pm - 3:05 pm Orientations of the Coffin Bone within the Capsule and It's Relationship to Foot Balance (Part 2)
Mitch Taylor, Kentucky Horseshoeing School

Not just a dissection, Taylor will continue his presentation with imagery and video to illustrate the effect of biomechanics and locomotion on the coffin bone. A discussion of anatomy and video will continue this analysis of the hoof capsule and coffin bone.

Why You Shouldn’t Miss This: You’ll receive valuable insights that will improve the effectiveness of your trimming and shoeing strategies.

3:05 pm - 3:15 pm Best Speakers of 2012 Awards
3:15 pm - 4:05 pm Australia’s Brumby: An Introduction To The Feral Foot.
Brian Hampson, Australian Brumby Research Unit
Brian Hampson
Brian Hampson

Brian Hampson of the Australia Brumby Research Unit will deliver the first in a series of three presentations that will build upon each other to break down the feral foot. In this first edition, The Queensland, Australia, researcher will cover the variations in feral horse feet and the factors causing the differences. Hampson will illustrate how terrain, movement, distance, diet and other factors affect the foot in a free roaming environment.

Why You Shouldn’t Miss This: Receive insight on understanding the feral foot that will reveal its influence among many footcare providers.

4:05 pm - 4:15 pm Networking Break
How-To Classrooms
(Each class repeats three 20-minute sessions)
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm How to Maintain Your Clinchers
Dan Bradley, G.E. Forge & Tool
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm Choosing Appropriate Shoes for Soundness in Your Horses
Mike Wildenstein, Farrier Product Distribution
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm The Effect of Pad Material on the Frog, Sole and Heel
Tab Pigg, Vettec
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm Shoeing the Performance Horse
Blake Brown, Delta Mustad Hoofcare Center
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm Why Pack a Foot?
Ron Reigel, DVM, Absorbine
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Dinner Break
Hoof-Care Roundtables (First block)
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Anatomy Warm-Ups: The Feral Foot as A Trimming Guide, Laminitis and the Hoof-Pastern Axis
Allie Hayes,West Boxford, Mass.; Brian Hampson, Australia; David Hood, College Station, Texas; Simon Curtis, Newmarket, United Kingdom
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Your Best Hand Tool Tips and Modifications (Bring your tool to this session to show your modifcations)
Roy Bloom, Drummond, Wis.
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Dealing with Mismatched Feet
Bob Pethick, Califon, N.J.
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm For Rookie Shoers Only
Bob Smith, Plymouth, Calif.
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm The Joys and Pains of Backyard Horses
Chris Richardson, Delaware, Ohio
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm How Do You Read Shoe Wear and What Can It Tell You?
Jim Keith, Wingate, Ind.
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Dealing with Long Toes, Underrun Heels
Red Renchin, Mequon, Wis.
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Social Media's Role in Your Hoof-Care Practice
Taylor Keenan, Clinton Corners, N.Y.
Hoof-Care Roundtables (Second block)
8:45 pm - 9:45 pm Anatomy Warm-Ups: The Feral Foot as A Trimming Guide, Laminitis and the Hoof-Pastern Axis
Allie Hayes,West Boxford, Mass.; Brian Hampson, Australia; David Hood, College Station, Texas; Simon Curtis, New Market, United Kingdom
8:45 pm - 9:45 pm Having Tough Conversations with Clients
Chris Gregory, Lamar Mo.
8:45 pm - 9:45 pm Shoeing for Dressage at All Levels
Dave Farley, Coshocton, Ohio
8:45 pm - 9:45 pm What and How Do You Use Various Landmarks for Trimming and Shoeing?
Steve Stanley, Versailles, Ky.
8:45 pm - 9:45 pm Setting Prices to Have the Practice You Want
Esco Buff, Webster, N.Y.
8:45 pm - 9:45 pm Tackling Hoof Wall Separations
Terry Osborne, Carleton Place, Ont.
8:45 pm - 9:45 pm How Relevant is Building Shoes in Your Practice?
Jennifer Horn, Dafter, Mich.
8:45 pm - 9:45 pm Use and Misuse of Hoof Pads
Jody Schaible, Gainesville, Fla.
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