"Horseshoeing, its a much bigger picture than just the job. The benefit of education is to keep forwarding the things learnt by most of the world easily on to the up and coming new generation that may make use of it to achieve an even more simpler understanding of life".
The Scientific Horseshoeing has developed a range of roll on roll off Hoof Care courses beginning at Elementary level continuing through Intermediate level and progressing to Advanced Level Hoof Care with theoretical elements designed to be delivered on line in order that students can study specific subject areas at their own pace.
The courses are aimed at students who are passionate about Equine Care and are motivated to learn and apply foot trimming protocols working through all levels to become competent Equine hoof Care Practitioners.
Each course level builds on a sound foundation of knowledge, ranging from basic surface anatomy to deep anatomy focusing on form and function through to gait analysis and amelioration of common foot ailments.
The three levels Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced will be delivered by experienced Hoof Care Practitioners and farriery lecturers. With extensive practical experience of all equine related injuries and pathological diseases, their backgrounds are related to the advancement of Equine Hoof Care through evidence-based research. The advanced level has an element that orients the student towards scientific evidence based research.
The intermediate and advanced level courses will run over a six month period with work based projects and practical tasks. Students will have the opportunity to attend two three day instructional periods during which the course knowledge and practical instruction will be delivered. Practical assessments, feedback and orientation to progress will be undertaken to guide the student to success. Culminating in a formal pass or fail end of course assessment.
Small Sample of our Courses Material
What Our Students Have to Say
Summer had had intermittent lameness, vets had been unable to find anything wrong and until I changed to Alex nor had the farriers. We arrived during farrier lunch and Mark made us very welcome.
From the outset the event was professional, informative and open. It was a teaching clinic where the farriers were taught by getting them to focus on the history of the horse, confirmation and movement of the horse. Challenging the farriers and encouraging them to apply their learning and experience.
Mark was friendly, open and encouraging, willingly sharing his knowledge with both the Farrier’s and the clients. The event was inclusive and there was a good atmosphere. I’d recommend his clinics to both farriers and their clients. Since the clinic my horse has been fully sound"
Thay have been very useful as thay are inline with the shoeing and lameness issues of today, Thay have helped me with my everyday shoeing and my more complicated remedial shoeing.
And for me it has enabled My business to keep abreast of all the new thinking and techniques.
I have known Mark for over 20 years plus, and thoe his understanding is so far advanced, he still manages For Me to understand his scientific thinking and study’s.
I’ve never not been able to ask a question no matter how trivial, I’m very busy at home like everybody else so I have now become very selective to the lectures and clinics I go to.
Dr Mark Caldwell is my go to farrier When I need ideas or confirmation of what I’m thinking regards shoeing.
I have heard him present 6 or 7 times and made the trip from Ontario, Canada, to North Carolina October 24th, 2019, for a 2-day lecture and practical hands-on clinic.
On the first day, a classroom type presentation, Mark used visual and live analogies (I myself was used for a live demonstration by Mark in Cincinnati at the International Hoofcare Summit in January 2019) to impress upon us a variety of concerns and consequences regarding balance and support.
The sessions were incredibly educational and informative with Mark's passion to educate very clear.
We had great feed back from the public who brought horses for the clinic.
Since our meeting in 2011 I have attended several of his clinics and I again hosted Dr. Caldwell in the Summer of 2018. He is an outstanding teacher and has always received the utmost respect from his fellow farriers at the clinics I have been a part of. Dr. Caldwell has a unique teaching style that keeps his audience engaged while also encouraging his participants to think on a deeper level.
His antics are light hearted and equally disbursed amongst both men and women. I look forward to hosting Dr. Caldwell again in the near future.