Our Philosophy

The aim of the conference is firstly to disseminate recent research from around the world, which is relevant to equine hoof care.

The second aim is to promote discussion about various hoof trimming methods and bring together the proponents of the disparate techniques & approaches in order to learn from one another and establish areas of common ground. We hope to encourage professional dialogue and an exchange of ideas.

We believe that the science underpinningĀ  current practice (forĀ  vets, farriers, barefoot trimmers and other equine professionals) is still in its relatively early stages, and that there is much to be learnt about the functional anatomy of the hoof and ways to promote optimal movement for the horse.

Several speakers will also address topics relating to holistic horse health management.

The Functional Hoof Conference Australia 2014 hopes to bring together professionals and others interested in the equine digit in a respectful and open environment. It is hoped that those attending will gain value from the various perspectives of our presenters and that this will ultimately be of benefit to the horses in their care.