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November 13th, 2008: 
Barefoot seminar in Knapstad, Norway
Thursday November 13th, 2008 there will be a barefoot information seminar in Knapstad, Norway. It will be held at Granheim Gård, the home of Granheim Rideskole and veterinarian Kathrine Handal.
The seminar starts at 18.00 and will take approximately 3 to 3,5 hours (including coffee break).
Contents: What is 'a natural horse life'? How does modern horsekeeping influence the horse's wellbeing? Hoof anatomy and common hoof problems. What are the (dis)advantages of having your horse barefoot or shod?
What is necessary to have a well-functioning, fully usable barefoot horse?


Costs: 100 NOK per person for persons under 18 years;
          200 NOK per person for persons 18 years and older.
Income from this evening will go
to the Better Life Norway-organization that does charity work in Burkina Faso (www.betterlifenorway.no).
The address is: Granheim Gård, 1823 Knapstad.
For more information, please contact Kathrine Handal at 93 40 16 50 or Michele Stuurman at 47 25 72 21, or email michele@horsecompass.com

October 26th, 2008:
Seminar 'Natural living for horses'
Sunday October 26th, 2008 there will be a seminar for the Norsk Akademi for Naturmedisin (NAN) at the Lyceum in Oslo, Norway.
Theme: How to create natural living conditions for horses.
This seminar is only open for NAN-students.

The Norsk Akademi for Naturmedisin offers education in amongst others homeopathy, acupuncture, naturopathy and shiatsutherapy.
For more information: www.nan.no


Basic Seminar in Norway - October 3-5, 2008
Are you interested in horse and hoof health, natural horse keeping, and barefoot trimming? Would you like to learn more, and meet other people with similar interests? If the answer is yes, then come to the Basic Seminar this autumn.
The seminar days are from Friday, October 3 till Sunday, October 5, 2008. Location will be the Ås-Vestby region in Norway.

Great success

The Basic Seminar that was organized last year in Ås was a great success, with more than 20 participants (including 5 veterinarians). The participants gave the seminar an extremely high rating and would highly recommend it to other horse owners; all attending veterinarians said they would recommend these seminars to other veterinarians, too.

 

This seminar gives an introduction into trimming barefoot horses. In case of enough interest a two-day seminar that deals more in-depth with trimming will be organized.
Note: These seminars will NOT teach participants enough to professionally trim horses. For this a much longer education is necessary. (Or would you like to be treated by a doctor who has just one weekend of training..?)

 

Seminar content
Day 1: Theory. The needs of the horse and the unhealthy effects of 'traditional' horsekeeping. Hoof anatomy, the importance of hoof function for the health of the horse, the effects of shoeing.

Day 2: Theory. Anatomically correct trimming. What to expect in a transition from shod to barefoot. How to get high-performance barefoot horses.
Day 3: Practical. Introduction into correct trimming. Practice on cadaver hooves. Dissection of hooves to explain the background of a physiologically correct trim.

Date:       Friday October 3rd till Sunday October 5th, 2008
Place:      Vestby/Ås, Norway
Costs:      3000 NOK (including coffee/tea) for 3 days
                Veterinarians/veterinary students can attend this seminar
                free of charge
(limited number of places).


For more information and participation, please contact Michele Stuurman at tel. 47 25 72 21 (mobile) or send an email to michele@horsecompass.com

 

 


Some of the cadaver hooves trimmed by the participants of the Basic Seminar in Vestby/Ås, October 2008. Very well done!

 

 

Professor Bowker to speak at World Conference for Natural Hoofcare
Professor Robert Bowker will be one of the speakers at the 3rd World Conference for Natural Hoofcare & Holistic Horse Treatment. This conference will be held from September 25 to 27, 2008 in Tübingen, Germany.

Bowker is one of the world's foremost authorities on hoof research. He will give a lecture on the development of lamellar corium in hoof growth.

The conference is organized by Dr Hiltrud Strasser (who will discuss neurectomy and its consequences, and present a case study on founder treatment).

Other subjects include equine dentistry; shoeless dressage (by Alexander Nevzorov, Russia); Equine Breathing (Clare Hobsley, UK); and position of the pedal bone in Australian wild horses (G. Pankhurst, Australia).

There will also be lectures on the use of barefoot horses in, amongst others, long distance riding, and agriculture and forestry.

 

Attendance fee will be 85 Euro per day with a rebate for early confirmation.

For more information and participation, please contact Dr. Strasser at hufklinik@t-online.de

 

Training with German rider R. Springer-Börger
From July 12-20th, 2008, the German rider and trainer Roencke Springer-Börger will be available for training at Årungen Utedrift in Ås, Norway.

He has his own training stable in Wittstedt (northern Germany) which he runs together with his wife, Anette. Roencke has many years of experience with training horses and riders in all development and training stages.

Training will be in German, some translation available. Either half-hour or full-hour lessons. It is also possible to have Roencke ride your horse. Only a limited number of places still available. For more information, please contact Michele Stuurman at michele@horsecompass.com

 

Information seminar Gjensidige Forsikring, Norway
Wednesday, June 11th, 2008: presentation 'Why Barefoot' for Gjensidige Forsikring BA, Sarpsborg, Norway.

 

May 30, 2008: Information seminar in Vestby, Norway
Friday May 30th, 2008 there will be a barefoot information seminar in Vestby, Norway. It will be held at Slettebakke Gård. The seminar starts at 17.30 and will take approximately 4 hours (including coffee break).
Contents: What is 'a natural horse life'? How does modern horsekeeping influence the horse's wellbeing? Hoof anatomy and common hoof problems. What are the
(dis)advantages of having your horse barefoot or shod?
What is necessary to have a well-functioning, fully usable barefoot horse?


Admission to the seminar is free but we ask participants to make a donation to the Better Life Norway-organization, that does charity work in Burkina Faso (www.betterlifenorway.no).
The address is: Slettebakke Gård, Brandstadveien 234, Vestby.
For more information, please contact Bettina Svennevig at 91 86 05 41 or Michele Stuurman at 47 25 72 21, or email michele@horsecompass.com

 

Information Seminar in Stora Höga, Sweden
On Friday, February 29th, 2008 there will be a barefoot information seminar in Stora Höga, Sweden (between Uddevalla and Gothenburg). The seminar starts at 18.00 and will end around 21.30.
For more information, contact Cinnamon Kelleners, +46-704-582581, or send an email to michele@hoofcompass.com.

 

Information Seminar in Vestby, Norway
After last years' very well received seminar, TOF's Horse Equipment now invites to a new seminar on barefoot horsekeeping.

Where:     TOF Hesteutstyr, Kleverveien 3, Vestby, Norway
When:      Saturday Februay 2, 2008, at 13.00 hours
Duration:  App. 4 hours (incl. coffee break)
Price:       200 NOK per person (including coffee/tea)

Contents: What is 'a natural horse life'? How does modern horsekeeping influence the horse's wellbeing? Hoof anatomy and common hoof problems. What are the (dis)advantages of having your horse barefoot or shod?
What is necessary to have a well-functioning, fully usable barefoot horse?

All proceeds of this seminar will go to Better Life Norway. This is a norwegian organization that performs surgical operations for the poorest in Burkina Faso (Africa). Through the Better Life Day-Care Center they also support around 22.000 handicapped persons, and a large number of elderly (www.betterlifenorway.no).

Binding registration latest 25-01-2008 at TOF's, or via phone 64 90 90 00, or by email: slettebakke@hotmail.com
Payment to account 6051 06 31083. This is the account for Better Life Norway. Take your payment receipt, that will be your entrance ticket!


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Roencke Springer-Börger