Balance Lines - Exploring Hoof-Body Intersections
A Workshop for People Who Want to See
When you first look at a horse, what do you see? Is the horse before you a collection of parts – head, neck, forequarters, back, hindquarters, legs, hooves, pretty mane and tail – or do you see a story, part history and part work in progress?
This two-day workshop aims to help you read that story. It is designed with hoofcare and bodywork practitioners in mind, plus any equine professional or horse owner with the hoof and body goggles on.
Bodyworker and researcher Jane Clothier, PhD and hoof rehabilitation expert Megan Matters, APF have been working on equine cases together since 2007. They are excited to present their first collaborative workshop, looking at a selection of problems they frequently see in client horses. In Balance Lines, they’ll be asking you to consider the question that we all often ask: is this a problem starting from the hooves going up, or from the body going down?
This workshop is being held at a private venue outside Grafton, with plentiful accommodation in the area. Demo horses are being invited by the presenters; there will be limited space for other horses that present complex hoof-body patterns.
About the Presenters
Dr Jane Clothier has 15 years’ bodywork experience gained in the UK and Australia with her practice, Balanced Horse Services. In 2019, she was awarded a PhD for her research into the ongoing development issues presented by premature and dysmature foals, having studied with the University of New England and CSIRO. Her educational blog articles on blog The Horse's Back have been well read by an international audience since 2012. With myofascial and non-invasive joint modalities in her hands, Jane is currently working towards an accredited Graduate Diploma in Veterinary Acupuncture. Having hosted numerous anatomy and dissection workshops for Sharon May-Davis and other leading national and international instructors, she recently set up Equine Healthworks with the aim of developing greater awareness of issues affecting horses.
Megan Matters has been a full-time trimmer for 13 years with her practice, Hoofmatters. In 2015, she added composite shoeing for rehabilitation to her services, having learned with Daisy Bicking’s School of Integrative Hoofcare. She continues to develop her knowledge and insight, and now hosts workshops and tutors for Daisy in NSW. Additionally, Megan is a member of the Association of Professional Farriers and has studied dietary nutrition with Elanor Kellon DVM, and Biomechanics and Anatomy with Sharon May-Davis. Being dedicated to continuing education for herself and others, Megan is teaching horse owners trimming skills, with a focus on understanding the function of the hoof, and recognising correct form.
Early Bird $400 payable in full by Fri 7 Aug.
Regular $450 payable in full by Fri 4 Sept.
A deposit of $100 secures your place.
Numbers are limited due to Covid regulations, so please contact Jane Clothier (amFuZSB8IGJhbGFuY2VkaG9yc2UgISBjb20gISBhdQ==) to register your interest and request bank information.