Photo Gallery

Enjoy some shots of the Horse Harmonics ~ Alchemy of Attunement Festivities shot by Nathan Malcomb on Saturday & Sunday, February 23rd & 24th.

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A most deeply sincere thank you to all who have made this possible, including our clinicians, presenters, artists, vendors, participants and four-legged friends!  We sincerely look forward to next time!

Horseback Yoga Photo Gallery

Enjoy some shots of Horseback Yoga at Horse Harmonics ~ Alchemy of Attunement shot by Nathan Malcomb on Sunday, February 24th.

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A most deeply sincere thank you to all who have made this possible, including our clinicians, presenters, artists, vendors, participants and four-legged friends!  We sincerely look forward to next time!

Saturday Photo Gallery

Enjoy some amazing shots of the Horse Harmonics ~ Alchemy of Attunement Festivities shot by Kate Rinder on Saturday, February 23rd.

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A sincere thank you to all who have made this possible, including our clinicians, presenters, artists, vendors, participants and four-legged friends!  We sincerely look forward to next time!

REGISTER TODAY!

Click on each category below for additional information.
Use our Registration Form to reserve your spot!

Weekend Package:  $150

Saturday Only:  $100

Sunday Only:  $100

Audit Only Fee:  $35/day

Stall Rental Per Night:  $20 (space is limited; stall reservations close February 16th)

Private Sessions: Please contact the individual you wish to schedule your private session with to arrange a time and payment.

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2013

8 am–Participants Arrive/Breakfast
Food vendor on-site

9-10:45 amHAYLOFT YOGA I / Private Sessions (Alchemy of Attunement Equine Art Exhibit, Acupuncture, Massage, Chiropractic, Nutrition Counseling, Shoeing, etc)/Extended breakfast
Hayloft Yoga with Jessie Tierney, CRYT,  is located in the upstairs hayloft, overlooking the arena, and starts at 9am.
Please contact your clinician directly to schedule you and/or your horse’s your private session.
Artists will exhibit and sell their work at the near end of the arena throughout the weekend.
Food vendor on-site

11:00 am-1:00 pmEQUINE & RIDER BALANCING MASSAGE
 Tamara Stone offers All Souls Bodywork, addressing the need for balance through massage with a specialization in treatment, injury recovery and overall athletic performance for sport, show and pleasure horses and the riders who love them.

1:00-2:15 pmLUNCH HAYLOFT YOGA II Private Sessions (Alchemy of Attunement Equine Art Exhibit, Acupuncture, Massage, Chiropractic, Nutrition Counseling, Shoeing) / Break
Hayloft Yoga with Jessie Tierney, CRYT,  is located in the upstairs hayloft, overlooking the arena, and starts at 9am.
Please contact your clinician directly to schedule you and/or your horse’s your private session.
Artists will exhibit and sell their work at the near end of the arena throughout the weekend.
There is a food vender on-site.

2:30-4:30 pm“HOOFBALL” HORSEBACK GAMES with SUE SULTZE
The workshop will begin with some desensitization exercises with you and your horse.  Next, we will establish cooperative teams and set boundaries for the game.  Then, Game On!  Hoofball is a version of soccer on horseback.  We’ll use a giant blow-up ball and encourage our horses to engage, kicking and nudging the ball across the arena!
Sue Sultze will elucidate how fun team-building games like these translate to better riding, balance, control, and more across all disciplines.

4:30-4:45 pm–Break / Early Dinner
Food vendor on-site

4:45-6:45 pmEQUINE CHIROPRACTIC with CHELSIE HOLLAN, DVM
Dr. Hollan will offer a lecture on Equine Veterinary Chiropractic: its history, use, purpose, benefits, and how it offers an effective complementary therapy to equines, from performance horses to trail riding partners.  After the lecture, Dr. Hollan will demonstrate a series of chiropractic adjustments on a horse.  The workshop will close with a question and answer session.

6:45 pm–Break / Dinner
Food vendor on-site

7:00-8:00 pmFILM PREMIERE: ONE WITH THE HERD with CONSTANCE D. FUNK at the BLANCHARD CLUB
This event is Free and Open to the Public
Horse Harmonics ~ Alchemy of Attunement and the Blanchard Community Club hosts the USA premiere of the award-winning One with the Herd, a documentary film directed by Lisa Lightbourn-Lay featuring Liz Mitten Ryan.  Q & A session with Constance Funk, Artist, who is also featured in the film, to follow the showing.  The Blanchard club is an 11-minute walk (.5 miles) from Double S Quarter Horses, at 3606 Legg Road, Bow WA.  Click for directions.

7:00-8:30 pm– Private Sessions (Alchemy of Attunement Equine Art Exhibit, Acupuncture, Massage, Chiropractic, Nutrition Counseling, Shoeing)
Please contact your clinician directly to schedule you and/or your horse’s your private session.
Artists will exhibit and sell their work at the near end of the arena throughout the weekend.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24th, 2013

8:00 amPrivate Sessions (Alchemy of Attunement Equine Art Exhibit, Acupuncture, Massage, Chiropractic, Nutrition Counseling, Shoeing)/Breakfast
Please contact your clinician directly to schedule you and/or your horse’s your private session.
Artists will exhibit and sell their work at the near end of the arena throughout the weekend.
Food vendor on-site

9:45-11:45 amHORSEBACK YOGAwith JESSIE TIERNEY
The meaning of Yoga is Union.  Horseback Yoga teaches you how to unite with your equine partner in a meaningful way, through calming your mind, conscious breathing, heightening awareness, and gently opening tight spaces in the body.  This approach deeply enhances your connection to and communication with the horses you  love–and it’s a lot of fun!  Come ready to awaken your inner playfulness and discover a new “language” for communicating with your horse: the language of the body.

12:00-12:30 pm–EQUINE NUTRITION with TERRY LONGMIRE from NUTRENA
This 1/2-hour presentation on nutrition for your horse is hosted by Terry Longmire from Nutrena.

12:30-1:00 pmNUTRITION FOR THE BALANCED EQUESTRIAN with DR. SUNEIL POLLEY of ALIVE & WELL ACUPUNCTURE & NATUROPATHY /Lunch / Break / Alchemy of Attunement Equine Art Exhibit
Dr. Suneil Polley of Alive & Well Acupuncture & Naturopathy will offer a half-hour lunchtime presentation, Holistic Nutrition for the Balanced Equestrian.  During her talk, she will emphasize the impact of a whole-foods, healthy diet that supports the equestrian’s nutritional and energy needs.   When your body is nourished and balanced, you are supported to be the best possible athlete in your equine partnership.
Food vendor on-site.

1:15-3:15 pmHOOF CARE with LARRY DAVIS from DAVIS HOOF CARE, INC
In this 2-hour demonstration, we will cover the importance of  when to begin working on the foals, what can be accomplished through trimming and what may take help from outside sources.  We will cover the pros and cons of the “Natural” trim.  We will discuss the importance of regular trims and the process I take in the rehabilitation of improperly trimmed feet.  We will demonstrate the debilitating effects of the high heel for all horses competing in any discipline, the importance of frog contact and heel position.  We will also demonstrate shoeing methods to aid in break over, support of the limb and field any questions regarding hoof care and health.

3:30-5:30 pmEQUINE ACUPUNCTURE with HEATHER FRASER, DVM
In this 2-hour workshop, Dr. Fraser will discuss how Acupuncture came to be used in horses, why it works, and when to use it.  Following a short lecture she will demonstrate on a live horse and be available for questions.

5:45-7:00 pmDinner /Last chance for Private Sessions (Alchemy of Attunement Equine Art Exhibit, Acupuncture, Massage, Chiropractic, Nutrition Counseling, Shoeing)
Food Vendor on-site
Please contact your clinician directly to schedule you and/or your horse’s your private session.
Artists will exhibit and sell their work at the near end of the arena throughout the weekend.

7:00 pm–Participants Depart

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DIRECTIONS

Double S Quarter Horses offers a full size indoor arena, stalls, and ample outdoor trailer parking.  Rain or shine, this is the place to be!

The facility is conveniently located on Colony Road in Bow, Washington, just 8 miles North on Chuckanut Drive from I-5.

Address:
Horse Harmonics at SS Quarter Horses
15216 Colony Road
Bow, Washington 98232

Local Attractions

Fly a Kite at Larrabee State Park!

Fly a Kite at Larrabee State Park!

There’s so much to do in the flats, up Chuckanut Drive, on Blanchard Mountain, in Edison, and more that you might wish you were staying all week long!

Here is just a short listing of some of the local flare.

LODGING

FOOD

Oyster Dome Trail

Oyster Dome Trail

HIKING/TRAILS

Horse Harmonics ~ Alchemy of Attunement at SS Quarter Horses
15216 Colony Road
Bow, Washington 98232

Schedule Your Private Sessions

There will be frequent opportunities throughout the weekend to schedule private sessions.
Please contact the practitioner directly to set up your session or reserve your spot.

HAYLOFT YOGA
$10/class
Group Practice Times (limit 8 people per class–pre-reserve your spot by contacting Jessie):
Saturday 9-10:00 am
Saturday 1:00-2:00 pm
Contact Jessie Tierney, CRYT, to sign up for one or more classes.
312.857-3454
RetroJess at gmail dot com

ALL SOULS BODYWORK: MASSAGE for HORSE AND RIDER
Contact Tamara Stone, LMP, LAMP, NCTMB to schedule you & your horse’s private session.
360-319-9852
stonemassage at live dot com

EQUINE ACUPUNCTURE
Heather Fraser, DVM, will offer private acupuncture treatments on Sunday, February 24th throughout the clinic.
Contact Heather to schedule your horse’s private session:
425.512.7833

EQUINE CHIROPRACTIC
Chelsie Hollan, DVM, will offer Chiropractic Evaluations at a special Clinic Discounted Rate on Saturday, February 23rd during the clinic. A Private Chiropractic Evaluation includes: History of horse (concerns owner may have, intended use, etc), examining the horse’s gait (walk and trot), chiropractic exam and adjustments, examining the horse’s gait again after adjustments, and the formulation of a treatment plan. To schedule your horse’s 45 minute session, contact Chelsie at 425.408.25755.

HOOF CARE–SHOEING
Larry Davis will be available on-site throughout the weekend for hoof care consultations.

HORSE NUTRITION CONSULTATION
Terry Longmire will be available at the Nutrena Booth on-site throughout the weekend to address your horse’s nutritional needs.

HUMAN NUTRITION CONSULTATION
Dr. Suneil Polley, RN, ND, LAc, will be available for consultations on Sunday, February 24th. Please contact Dr. Polley to set up your private session.
360-336-2815

Who’s Who at Horse Harmonics!

Larry Davis

Larry Davis

LARRY DAVIS
Larry has been shoeing horses for nearly thirty years, with over twenty years as a professional farrier. He is also a retired veteran of twenty years in the U.S. Naval Submarine Service. Prior to his discharge, Larry apprenticed with several different farriers, attended clinics to improve his forging skills, and attended short courses to understand anatomy. Larry works closely with the veterinarian community to provide the best solution possible for the horse. Click here for Larry’s Horse Harmonics Profile piece.

Dr-Heather-Fraser

Dr. Heather Fraser

HEATHER FRASER
Dr. Heather Fraser is an associate veterinarian at Evergreen Equine Veterinary Practice, a mobile veterinary practice based out of Snohomish, WA. A graduate from the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Science at Colorado State University, Heather brings her specialty training in lameness and acupuncture to Evergreen Equine. She holds a degree in Animal Science from Washington State University, a degree in Equine Science from Colorado State University, and certification in Veterinary Medical Acupuncture. Prior to joining Evergreen Equine, Dr. Fraser completed an internship at Northwest Equine Performance with Dr. Mark Revenaugh of Portland, Oregon, specializing in equine lameness and diagnostic imaging. She also owned her own practice where she integrated her skills in acupuncture and lameness to help performance horses reach their full potential. When Heather is not working, she enjoys riding, traveling, skiing, and hiking with her dog Brittany.

Constance Funk and her mare, Chasta

Constance Funk and her mare, Chasta

CONSTANCE FUNK
Author, Artist, and Clinician Constance Funk of Woodylane Farm met Liz Mitten Ryan through their mutual love for horses. Each read the other’s books to realize they were sharing a trail the horses were blazing. Liz’s heart went out to Chasta and her troubled past at the hands of humans. She knew the best medicine for any horse is to connect with a herd.However, Gateway 2 Ranch is not a facility to bring horses to for training or rehabilitation. It is about offering the wilderness experience and Liz’s family herd of horses and other animals (wild and domestic!) to expand awareness and consciousness in humans. Liz intuitively knew that Chasta is a highly intelligent equine ambassador for this expansion and invited her to be a part of the filming of One With The Herd. All conventional knowledge of horses would say this could put Chasta or the other horses at risk since she would be a newcomer and not biologically related.

A love far greater than fear was operating at full force as LE, Liz’s Grandmother lead mare, observed her family interact with Chasta and helped her to learn the language of the equine species. Chasta and Connie were able to spend ten days together with the herd, healing from the inside out, experiencing the oneness of all life.

Carolyn Guske and her Morgan, Remy

Carolyn Guske and her Morgan, Remy

CAROLYN GUSKE
Carolyn has had a lifelong passion for animals and a 30 year career as an artist in animation. She’s a 4th generation Californian who grew up in the San Fernando Valley. Her animation career started in Ink and Paint, to Color Key, back to art school, and then culminated into a career of background painting.

Carolyn has a strong foundation in drawing, painting and design. She is a Photoshop expert with the ability to diagnose problems and recommend solutions in a Development, Production and Post Production environment. She is a very quick study with computer programs and has excellent communication skills. She is dedicated to recognize and meet any artistic and technical challenge and plays well with others. She has experience in Feature Film animation, TV animation, Commercials, Merchandising and Marketing artwork.

Starting in March 2009, between animation gigs, Carolyn began to paint farm animals. She received such personal satisfaction from rediscovering watercolor after a 20 year hiatus, she became motivated to paint every rare breed farm animal she could find.

“Having a subject you are passionate about is paramount.”

As an avid traveler, she enjoys the process of visiting farms to take photos to create her compositions or use owner photos to capture the essence of each breed. Her hope is to communicate her impression of the beauty and personality of each animal — that her paintings will bring attention to these rare breeds and increase appreciation for our agricultural heritage.

To purchase prints or to request a custom order, click here.

Dr-Chelsie-Hollan

Dr. Chelsie Hollan

CHELSIE HOLLAN
Dr. Chelsie Hollan is originally from Southern Nevada where Joshua Trees are relied on for shade. She graduated top of her class at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State in May 2007 with outstanding academic achievements in lameness and reproduction. To further hone her skills, she completed an internship at Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital in July 2008. Prior to joining Evergreen Equine in April 2009, Dr. Hollan was an associate at a well-respected practice in Gig Harbor, Rocky Bay Equine.Performance horse medicine has been Dr. Hollan’s goal since falling in love with the athleticism of her first horse. It is her number one priority to keep a sport horse performing up to his abilities and owner’s expectations. Dr. Hollan has completed an animal chiropractic course at Options for Animals minutes outside of Kansas City, Kansas in August 2011. She is certified through International Veterinary Chiropractic Association and now serves performance horses throughout the northwest. Chelsie and Jay Hollan live with their menagerie of horses, dogs, and cats in Snohomish. Jay is a local contractor and avid outdoorsman. Dr. Hollan still runs barrels, enjoys trail riding, reading, and the sun (that’s the Southern Nevada DNA)!

Theodora Jonsson

Theodora Jonsson

THEODORA JONSSON
Theodora has always worked with translucency and light. The imagery comes through a story of lived experience and her distinctive ability to transform an experience into a original and distinct work of art. She has three degrees in art and one in art history, further art education came from apprenticeship. Theodora’s innovative slumped and painted glass works for public places gained her professional regard at Pilchuck Glass School in 2004.

Jeff Lacy

Jeff Lacy

JEFF LACY
Jeff has a history of unique problem solving abilities and brings meticulous craftsmanship, technical expertise, and an innate ability to take a project to completion with the finest results.

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TERRY LONGMIRE
Terry is a Nutrena representative. More to come!

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Kim McElroy

Kim McElroy

KIM MCELROY
Kim McElroy is renowned for her equine art. For two decades her pastels have graced popular greeting cards and collectibles, pastel originals and fine art prints. Her visions of horses portray the power and beauty of the horse’s form, and offer us a timeless glimpse of its soul. Kim has an intuitive understanding of the sentience of horses, and her paintings invite the viewer to experience their own personal encounters. Kim’s Spirit of Horse Gallery is located on her farm in Kingston, Washington, where she and her husband live with their four legged family members.

“Horses are uniquely connected to us. They are benevolent companions and guides to the beingness we have forgotten. The purpose of my art is to share the gifts that horses offer in images that evoke the wisdom our hearts remember.” ~ Kim McElroy

Greta Musland

Greta Musland

GRETA MUSLAND
Overall in her paintings, Greta’s interest lies mainly in form, whatever her subject matter. Color is very important to Greta, largely intuitive, related often to mood or energy. Greta spent more than a year concentrating solely on horses as her subject of focus due to her lifelong love and fascination with these animals. She enjoys experimenting with portraiture and other subject matter – exploring dreams, memories, even stories told by her daughter. Travel and architecture have always been fundamental interests for Greta and naturally find their way into her paintings. Appreciating both abstraction and representationalism, Greta often finds herself combining both in a single painting as well as playing with graphite within the confines of the oil painting.

Chanda Nixon

Chanda Nixon

CHANDA NIXON
Born to an artistic mother with entrepreneurial tendencies, Chanda was encouaged unwaveringly to let her creativity soar. Through art courses and untold amounts of time spent in the presence with horses, Chanda honed her abilities into something that seems to her at times a spiritual reflection of horses.

Chanda has always had a special connection with animals and is able to share that with her audience through art. Chanda lives in Washington in a little town called Port Orchard, with her husband Brandon and their two young sons, three dogs and two horses.

Chanda is a young artist exhibiting her drawings and sketches at Art at Alchemy of Attunement. This will be her first exhibition.

Liz Mitten Ryan

Liz Mitten Ryan

LIZ MITTEN RYAN Is featured in the documentary film, One With the Herd, being shown for the first time in the USA at Blanchard Community Club.

Liz hosts Equinisity Retreats at her Gateway 2 Ranch in British Columbia, where the animals run as a wild herd on 320 acres of grassland yet return each morning to teach and heal. The horses’ message is changing lives. In three years they have co-authored four books with Liz and won nine book awards including the coveted Nautilus Award in company with Deepak Chopra, Ekhardt Tolle and the Dali Llama. The movie is named after the Liz’s book One With the Herd- A Spiritual Journey. The books and subsequent ‘Equinisity Retreats’, which are attended by people from all over the world, are healing minds and bodies with a new understanding of connection and oneness.

Liz and the Herd of horses, steer, llamas, dogs and cats, and the powerful land itself share their important message for the world: “There is only one consciousness, one force of love that connects us all. When we experience that we are instantly and forever changed …”

Dr. Polley

Dr. Polley

SUNEIL POLLEY, ND
Dr. Suneil Polley has a always been interested in Natural Health. After “living on the land” for 10 years and raising four boys, she began her medical career as a Registered Nurse, working in Critical Care and in the Emergency Department. Nine years later, she obtained her Doctorate in Chiropractic from Life Chiropractic College West and practiced in Ketchum, Idaho for six years. During her time there, she became certificated in Acupuncture from the International Academy of Acupuncture and added Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine to her practice in 1996. Continuing her interest in Natural Medicine, Dr. Polley graduated from Bastyr University with both a Master’s degree in Acupuncture and a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Polley enjoys having a variety of therapeutic tools at her disposal. Her wide experience in patient care enables her to prioritize what is important to each patient, and guide him or her to the most effective treatment. She loves her job, but when it comes time to relax, she can be found in her garden.

Tamara Stone

Tamara Stone

TAMARA STONE
Tamara Stone, LMP, NCTMB, L/SAMP, is a Graduate of Bellevue Massage School, class of 2007
Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
John F Barns’ Myofascial realease seminars
Myofascial Release I and II
Myofascial Release Unwinding
Myofascial Release Rebounding
Large & Small Animal Massage endorsement from Northwest School of Animal Massage
Itraoral endorsement
First Aid and Adult/Child/Infant CPR certified

Sue Sultze

Sue Sultze

SUE SULTZE
Sue Sultze’s commitment and love of horses has contributed to her success in over 30 years of training and showing. With all the intensity that has led to her success, she retains a sense of humor and genuine interest in good horses and the people that love them. Supported by her husband, Tom Pasma, these two make an exceptional team in the horse world.

Double S Quarter Horses is owned and operated by Sue and her husband Tom Pasma. Their operation is located in the beautiful town of Bow, Washington which is nestled in rich farmland of Skagit County just an hour North of Seattle. Working together, Sue and Tom offer a complete start-to-finish program for the young horse, as well as conditioning and maintenance of the seasoned horse. They seek to instill strong fundamentals and a good work ethic, while also encouraging and developing each horse’s individual style. At Double S, the main focus of their training program is producing champion Reining and Working Cow Horses; however, they have also trained and shown successfully in Western Pleasure, Western Riding, Trail, Hunter Under Saddle, Hunter Hack, Lounge Line, Roping and even Halter. They produce top quality prospects for the show pen no matter what the discipline, and we strive to help clients and their horses attain their equine performance goals. Along with their successful training program, they proudly own and stand Key To My Cash Box, a talented Miss N Cash son who is making his mark on the Northwest in the sport of reining.

Jessie Tierney, CRYT

Jessie Tierney, CRYT

JESSIE TIERNEY
Jessie is as passionate about using a gentile, heartfelt approach to horsemanship as she is about the benefits of yoga. An equestrian of 18 years, Jessie draws from a strong foundation in Saddleseat training and Western natural horsemanship. She studied yoga in the Shambhava tradition, and currently integrates yoga into her work in physical therapy. She began teaching Horseback Yoga to youth in the colorado backcountry, and curretnly teaches at Double S Quarter Horses. Jessie believes that yoga helps us to do everything more gracefully, and she loves helping people discover firsthand how yoga balances horses and their riders for a better system of communication with deeper, more meaningful connection. Click here for more about Jessie and Horseback Yoga.

Equine Acupuncture

Sunday 3:30-5:30 pm

Acupuncture treatment for a corneal ulcer

Acupuncture treatment for a corneal ulcer

VETERINARY MEDICAL ACUPUNCTURE
Acupuncture has been utilized throughout the world as a primary form of medicine for centuries. Today, vets and horse owners are leaning on this modality more and more to treat pain and to stimulate natural healing in horses. Benefits of Acupuncture can range from musculoskeletal, respiratory, neurological, gastrointestinal, reproductive, and cardiovascular conditions, and can reduce stress associated with traveling or competetion in performance horses. Regular treatments can treat minor sports injuries as they occur and help to keep muscles and tendons resistant to injury.

THE WORKSHOP
Sunday February 24th 3:30-5:30 pm

In this 2-hour workshop, Dr. Fraser will discuss how Acupuncture came to be used in horses, why it works, and when to use it. Following a short lecture she will demonstrate on a live horse and be available for questions.

DR. HEATHER FRASERDr-Heather-Fraser
Dr. Heather Fraser is an associate veterinarian at Evergreen Equine Veterinary Practice, a mobile veterinary practice based out of Snohomish, WA. A graduate from the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Science at Colorado State University, Heather brings her specialty training in lameness and acupuncture to Evergreen Equine. She holds a degree in Animal Science from Washington State University, a degree in Equine Science from Colorado State University, and certification in Veterinary Medical Acupuncture. Prior to joining Evergreen Equine, Dr. Fraser completed an internship at Northwest Equine Performance with Dr. Mark Revenaugh of Portland, Oregon, specializing in equine lameness and diagnostic imaging. She also owned her own practice where she integrated her skills in acupuncture and lameness to help performance horses reach their full potential. When Heather is not working, she enjoys riding, traveling, skiing, and hiking with her dog Brittany.

Dr. Fraser will offer Private Acupuncture Sessions on Sunday during the clinic. Contact Heather to schedule your horse’s 1 1/2 hour session. 425.512.7833

Hoof Care

Foundation:

How the Trim Effects the Whole Horse

with Larry Davis from Davis Hoof Care, Inc.

Sunday 1:15-3:15 pm

Larry screwing on a wooden shoe

Larry screwing on a wooden shoe

THE WORKSHOP

We all know that without the foot we have no horse. We have also heard so often “it’s just a trim,” but is it just a trim?

In this 2-hour demonstration, we will cover the importance of when to begin working on the foals, what can be accomplished through trimming and what may take help from outside sources.

We will cover the pros and cons of the “Natural” trim.

We will discuss the importance of regular trims and the process I take in the rehabilitation of improperly trimmed feet.

We will demonstrate the debilitating effects of the high heel for all horses competing in any discipline, the importance of frog contact and heel position.

We will also demonstrate shoeing methods to aid in break over, support of the limb and field any questions regarding hoof care and health.

Larry and Opie

ABOUT LARRY DAVIS
I have been shoeing horses for nearly thirty years, with over twenty years as a professional farrier.

I am also a retired veteran of twenty years in the U.S. Naval Submarine Service. Prior to my discharge, I apprenticed with several different farriers, attended clinics to improve my forging skills and short courses to understand the anatomy.

I work closely with the veterinarian community to provide the best solution possible for the horse.

Shoeing Rig