Into Autumn and there’s a nip in the air

We’ve enjoyed a great summer. Those of you who are in our Facebook group will be aware it’s been a busy one with college attendances, competitions, judging and clinics most weekends.

Alistair has a wheelbarrow of ribbons and trophies for his efforts and Nigel has also picked up some great placings inbetween judging appointments including the WCF Best Shod at Gatcombe Festival of British Eventing and Pembrokeshire Driving Society show. He now travels to Countryside Live in Harrogate on the weekend of the 22nd and 23rd October to judge the World Team Championships.

Veterinary Physiotherapist, Sarah Price, organised an evening at the Forge for a group of physio’s keen to learn more about the lower leg. This was a really good evening with all sides exchanging ideas and thoughts. Our thanks to them for coming and also for the very generous donations to The Farriers Foundation charity in lieu of payment.

Keeping up with education is always important and we’ve attended many clinics including the MNC Convention at the beginning of September and Claire went to the Stromsholm Laminitis Clinic at The Home of Rest for Horses also in September. This was a superb day in which leading vets and farriers presented on their latest work and areas of research, for this those interested the full report can be read here.

Tom has made a great start with a very positive report from his first college attendance – most of our clients have now met him and I’m sure you’ll agree he will be a great addition to the team!

Delighted to see so many of our clients doing so well with their horses; it’s why we do what we do. As ever, please do stay vigilant; laminitis has been ongoing throughout the spring and summer and we’ve already seen some cases this autumn.