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 professionals 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. Level 1 is a pre-requisite for attending Level 2

The Level 2 course consists of:

Day 1 – Theory
The daily life of the horse expanded
Further locomotion
Detailed mechanics of the hoof
Review of hoof hygiene and maintenance
Study of case histories presented by students

Day 2 – Practical
Trimming – evaluation of students development trimming