BHS Welfare Conference 2017 – Horse Care and Training: Are we getting the fundamentals right?
The vast amount of information available to horse owners/keepers is staggering and often creates dilemmas of what are the best methods for the management of horses, action to take in an emergency, training practices and choice of professionals to undertake routine procedures on our horses. The annual welfare conference this year will be discussing these issues and questioning ‘are we getting the fundamentals right for horse care and training?’
The event is being held on Wednesday 20 September with the same content being delivered at a scientific level on Thursday 21 September, to allow more people the opportunity to attend one of the days due to the popularity of previous conferences. The conference is being held at Towcester Racecourse in Northamptonshire. The event is a fully packed day with registration open between 8am-9.10am with the conference starting at 9.15am and finishing by 5pm.
We are pleased to confirm that this conference will count as CPD for BHS Accredited Professional Coaches who attend either of the days.
A series of presentations will be provided by speakers who are the experts in their field and who continually work to help improve the welfare of the horse. We are delighted to confirm:
• Dean Bland from Well Equine will focus on the horse’s hoof and farriery issues including factors that affect shoeing and trimming and how these issues can be resolved.
• Providing emergency care to horses whilst waiting for the vet to arrive will be presented by veterinary surgeon Nicky Jarvis who is Head of Veterinary & Care at Redwings Horse Sanctuary.
• Lisa Ashton BHSII Accredited Professional Coach and Equicoach will use the application of equitation science to discuss the methods of providing safe, effective and ethical horse training.
• David Kempsell from WOW Saddles will raise awareness of the impact poor saddle fit can have on equine welfare including injuries and behaviour or performance issues. In addition the positives of a well-fitting saddle, to the benefit of both horse and rider will also be discussed.
• The importance of maintaining regular dental checks and the impact lack of care can have on the horse will be presented by veterinary surgeon and Equine Dental Technician Chris Pearce.
• Dr Wendy Talbot (Wednesday only) from Zoetis and Professor Jacqui Matthews (Thursday only) from Moredun Research Institute will embrace the subject of worm control including the tests available, importance of pasture management and additional factors to consider when worming horses.
Tickets cost just £35 per person which includes refreshments and lunch. This event is always very popular; tickets are available to purchase from the website or contact the welfare team on 02476 840517.
Terms and Conditions
Tickets are non-refundable. Please be aware of the registration time and start time of the conference.