Certified/ Master European Farrier Training Course

Scientific Horseshoeing CEF /MEF is designed to support student preparation towards European Farrier Accreditation.

Course content covers all aspects of level three and four farriery accreditation: Anatomy and Physiology, Bones, Tendons and ligaments with focus on the front and hind limb below the knee and hock.

Tool maintenance directly focuses on the applied shoemaking processes supported by detailed tutorial videos. Building into a complete defined pathway toward complete preparation for accreditation.

The Course is a blended learning course for Affiliate European groups. Underpinning knowledge is delivered online supported by bimonthly group tutorials reviewing on line underpinning knowledge. Practical and one to one personal tutorials are conducted at the respective forge venue bi monthly.

INNOVATION OF THE DISTAL LIMB

CEF/MEF Training Course

The theory syllabus is covered in 10 sessions, with each session released online monthly.
5 Online group tutorials are held bimonthly alternatively with 5 practical sessions at the designated venue.

This course is designed to prepare the student for international accreditation at European Certification level.

Course materials and standards are drawn from the European Certified Farrier.

Course Overview

    • Introduction to the principles and practice of Farriery
    • Introduction to horse handling control and restraint
    • Elementary external anatomy foot and limb
    • Elementary internal anatomy foot and limb
    • Dissection of morbid specimen
    • Introduction to biomechanical hoof balance
    • The Trimming Plan
    • Foot mapping
    • Foot trimming protocols
    • Introduction to tools used for trimming
    • Use of Trimming tools
    • Elementary practical trimming practice
    • Working round the horse trimming.
    • Elementary common foot ailments
    • Elementary common pathological diseases
    • Elementary gait analysis
    • Equine hoof form and function
    • Recording a hoof care portfolio
  • Elementary written and practical assessment
  • Anatomy and physiology of the equine limb and foot
  • Dissection of morbid specimen
  • Live Horse Conformation assessment
  • The effect of varied conformation on the equine gait conformation
  • Foot biomechanics statics and dynamics
  • Introduction to radiographs
  • Statics and dynamics of the horsesmovement in relation to the equine hoof
  • Bio-mechanical foot balance
  • Applied trimming and shoeing protocols
  • Foot ailments and their effect on the hoof biomechanics
  • Trimming and shoeing for foot ailments in relation to their effect on the hoof biomechanics
  • Pathological diseases and their effects on the hoof biomechanics
  • Trimming and shoeing for pathological diseases that affect foot biomechanics
  • Hoof Care Case studies (subject to be chosen by student)
  • Recorded hoof care portfolio evidence
  • Tool maintenance
  • Intermediate written and practical assessment.

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PDF's

Powerpoint Slides

The theory syllabus is covered in 10 sessions, with each session released online monthly.

5 Online group tutorials are held bimonthly alternatively with 5 practical sessions at the designated venue.

Total cost, including all learning materials except steel and modern materials which students should supply in accordance with timetable requirements, per student payable is as follows

The Cost of the Course is £2000 and is broken into :
Online Theory £1000
Online video Tutorials £500
Practical sessions £500

Payment is made £200 on enrolment followed by 9 monthly instalments of £200

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