The American Farrier’s Association and Tractor Supply Co. are partnering to present a horse owner education clinic in Tennessee.
The day-long clinic will include lectures on common hoof conditions and treatments, as well as question and answer sessions with AFA certified farriers and equine veterinarian Monty McInturff. In addition, Purina Animal Nutrition specialist Mike Jerina will discuss proper nutrition for optimal hoof health. The afternoon session includes live shoeing and forging demonstrations in which hoof condition and shoeing applications will be discussed. Jerina will present a discussion on body scoring.
“We are very excited to have the opportunity to offer our educational program in Tennessee, thanks to our partnership with Tractor Supply Co.,” says Brian Byrd, AFA Horse Owner Education Committee chairman. “When we introduced the new clinic format in the fall of 2016, combining lectures with practical demonstrations and plenty of opportunity for questions and answers, the positive feedback was tremendous. Then, too, there will be raffle prizes and a complimentary lunch, all of which will make for a great day of sharing and learning about quality hoof care for the horses we love.”
The clinic, which will take place Saturday, May 20 at The Tractor Supply Arena at The Park at Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin, Tenn., is free as a result of a sponsorship by Tractor Supply.
“Tractor Supply is pleased to partner with the American Farrier’s Association in providing this educational clinic to the community,” says Steve Barbaric, Tractor Supply’s president and chief merchandising officer. “We are thrilled that the Tractor Supply Co. Arena and the Park at Harlinsdale Farm are the venue for such an excellent program that provides meaningful learning opportunities to the equine community and supports our customers’ passion for horses.”
Learn more by visiting the AFA website.