As part of our education commitment, Sabots Libres currently offers two courses. They differ principally on entry level with the Level 1 course being aimed at both the private owner and professional with basic knowledge of the daily requirements of the horse and the role that barefoot has to play.

Level 2 is aimed at those owners and professionals with the knowledge provided by the Level 1 course, who have a clear understanding of the daily requirements of the horse and are reasonably proficient – or at least practiced – in trimming hooves.

The Level 1 course consists of:

Day 1 – Theory
The daily life of the horse
Elementary locomotion
The role of the hoof
Hoof hygiene and maintenance

Day 2 – Theory/Practical
Review of tools needed for effective trimming (theory) and evaluation of students’ trimming equipment
Trimming – we only use live horses since this is the only way to appreciate and learn about the dynamics of the hoof and how the horse behaves during a trim!


The next course will be held on 9 & 10 June 2018 in Porta, Pyrénées Orientales, France.

This course is run in association with Pierre Enoff