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October 2020 - Somerset - Trim 2 & Stage 2 Exam - Day 5 - AKA Exam Day

After a fantastic 4 days for the Trim 2 module I am extremely pleased to announce that I passed my stage 2 exam today, meaning that I am now cleared for trimming non pathological cases.
Thank you to Sally Bell (Dare to go Bare rehabilitation and barefoot livery) for providing the stunning Oly as m…

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October 2020 - Somerset - Trim 2 & Stage 2 Exam - Day 4

We began the day at the Barton Inn again to learn more about the specifics of trimming donkeys and mules as our destination today has 2 donkeys, Ernie and Benny and Penny the mule.
Little Benny (the chocolate donkey) has had a very tough background of abuse and felt a little unsure of all the acti…

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October 2020 - Somerset - Trim 2 & Stage 2 Exam - Day 3

Day three started out learning about how the mentored case studies work.
Once we pass the stage 2 exam we will need to complete four standard case studies (and later, 4 pathologies but thats a little later in the course).
These case studies will need to be worked on for a 6 mth period and our men…

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October 2020 - Somerset - Trim 2 & Stage 2 Exam - Day 2

We started day two with detailed information on how the Stage 2 exam will actually work.
There will be 3 times slots throughout the day and 3 horses with examiners for each so we decided between us all that it made sense for those that have furthest to travel go first as we will all be able to mak…

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October 2020 - Somerset - Trim 2 & Stage 2 Exam - Day 1

We arrived in Barton St David and the cute and quirky Barton Inn on Wednesday morning, ready to start Trim 2 which will finish on Sunday with our stage 2 exam and clearance to start our std case studies.
The day began with a recap of the stages of the trim and practice trimming on cadavers. As …

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September 2020 - Shadowing Yr2 Day 2 - Debs Crosoer

Hot on the heels of my first yr2 shadowing day, today I'm out with Debs.

One of my fellow students, Charlene is also coming out shadowing today, plus I know Debs from a few years back as she was the first EP to trim my own two ponies when I initially decided to go back to using an Equine Podiatri…

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September 2020 - Shadowing Yr2 Day 1 - Jayne Hunt

Having completed my first two shadowing days in yr1, I now have an additional four to book if for yr2 and today I went out again with our tutor, Jayne Hunt.

We had a busy day, visiting five for routine trimming and then back to Jaynes yard to take a look at the couple of laminitics Jayne had been…

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May 2020 - Trim 1 Assignment

In all the excitement of covid lockdown and finally being able to get going again with the course I've noticed that I hadn't done a post on my Trim1 Assignment.

I found this one quite challenging as we had to compare various other trimming methods and the literature on some is definitely not so e…

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September 2020 - Anglesey - Laminitis - Day 2-3

Day 2 of the laminitis module saw us once again visiting Richards yard and a demonstration on how to apply a trim to a horse who has previously had laminitis and is currently growing out the damage caused at that time. This felt familiar as the same landmarks were used as I've seen applied for my li…

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September 2020 - Anglesey - Laminitis - Day 1

I've been looking forward to the laminitis module as I have a little lami prone pony myself and have always known that his trim had to differ slightly to Sallys and now I was going to start understand why in more detail (the EP I had been using has always been great for explaining things as she went…

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