You are here: Home > Enjoy Riding > Events, competitions & training > Recognising Lameness in Horses

A hands on session where Alistair Love BVSc Cert AVP (EP) MRCVS RCVS Recognised Advanced Practitioner in Equine Practice of Clevedale Vets will look at equine lameness. There will be a lots of opportunities for discussions, observations and help to achieve a deeper understanding.

The day will include: Nerve blocks and lameness work ups – Power Point, talk and explanation

Practical Sessions:

  • Walking & trotting in straight lines, looking at footfall and movement of horse’s body
  • Trotting up horses to identify sound or lame horses
  • Lungeing on soft surfaces and what this helps diagnose
  • Discussion on lungeing on hard surfaces and what this helps diagnose
  • Conformational weaknesses
  • Distal limbs, including rotation
  • Hoof balance and what is possible with regular, corrective farriery
  • Subtle external signs of orthopaedic changes

This day is suitable for everyone from horse owners/riders to coaches and students studying for BHS Stage 4 & 5 Care Assessments, who would like to develop their knowledge and understanding of recognising lameness in horses.

Counts as 4 CPD points for BHS APCs.

Light lunch will be provided.

Registration: 9.45am for a 10am start till 3pm.

Cost: £25 per person.

Book Online

Please wait while we complete your membership

Processing your details...