Barefoot Events

Barefoot Events

Any course, conference, seminar, summit, or shindig that will help improve the knowledge and understanding of the wonderful beast that is the horse…

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Whole Horse Balance Affair - Nayana Morag

May 22th-28th 2017

Alentejo Portugal

This week will look at the whole horse and how each part affects the other, from hoof to heart, tooth to tail. And explore how we can provide horses their natural needs in a domestic environment. You can choose to attend the whole week, or just come for a weekend. Give yourself a spring break in Portugal, learn about your favourite subject with a group of like minded people, and enjoy a stunning location!

Part 1 May 22nd-26th, Barefoot and Healthy, with Nick Hill and Ralitsa Grancharova. Cost €475, or €750 with Part 2, Whole Horse Balance Affair

6 lucky people can join us at Over the Edge Farm, Portugal for 5 days learning about barefoot horse trim, nutrition and more with 2 of Europe’s most dedicated natural horse care experts, Nick Hill NhcC, and Ralitsa Grancharova DVM, MRCVS. You will also experience Nayana Morag’s Nature “plus” horse care at Over the Edge Farm, a stunning location where a herd of bare foot horses wander the rocky hills, showing us what good health looks like. Then stay through the weekend for the Whole Horse Balance Affair. Book now

Part 2 May 27th-28th Whole Horse Balance Affair €225

At the weekend we will be joined by Fiona Pim, Natural balance dentist, chiropractor and hoof care specialist

The weekend will look at the whole horse and how each part affects the other, from hoof to heart, tooth to tail. And explore how we can provide horses their natural needs in a domestic environment.

Saturday is an open day, which can be enjoyed as a stand alone experience €75

To join on Sunday, you must attend Saturday. The Speakers will each present experiential mini-workshops, giving you skills you can take home with you.

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Healing on Dartmoor - Dartmoor Pony Training Centre

Sunday 18th June


The day will start with an introduction to the land and ponies (and each other), we will then retreat to the trees where I will guide you through a grounding meditation. There will be no set timetable for the day as it is much about going with the flow and energy but throughout the day you will experience the following (and more):

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Practical hoof trimming experience  - Nick Hill and Ralitsa Grancharova DVM, MRCVS

Date: By Arrangement


Whether you are a horse owner, a barefoot hoof trimmer, a veterinary professional, a farrier or are simply working with horses on a regular basis, you would have already come across different aspects of hoof care. Maybe you know a little bit but would like to expand your knowledge or maybe you work with horses’ hooves on a regular basis but would like to experience something different and gain more practice.

We don’t sell books, videos, equipment or horse feeds. We are all about gaining practical experience and skills in barefoot hoof trimming that you could use with your own horses or with your client’s equines. We discuss ideas and opinions openly. For us there could be no silly questions.

We are a team of a natural hoof care practitioner (Nick Hill) and an equine orientated veterinary surgeon (Ralitsa Grancharova DVM, MRCVS) that is based in Bulgaria. We work with horses, donkeys and mules on a daily basis providing medical treatment, dietary advice and hoof trimming.

What could you expect? The practical travelling and learning experience is reserved for those, who have already gained some experience in hoof trimming and natural hoof care but would like to find out more about some pathological conditions of the hoof and how to practically tackle them. You will be travelling with us on our rounds around Bulgaria, during which we examine, treat and trim horses’ hooves. You will see everything from straight forward trimming cases to pathologically deformed hooves. We will walk you through the process of bringing the equine back to equilibrium through treatment, diet, environmental changes and barefoot trimming. Amongst the regular clients there are always emergency cases that need our help, which you will be able to see and assess with us.

How it works We can take on one or two students at a time. We feel it is important for our clients and their horses that they have our undivided attention but also for our students to experience an atmosphere of learning where hands on is part of the training. You could spend between 3 and 7 days with us on the ground with 2 travel days. We will be travelling extensively around Bulgaria, spending each day in a different area of the country. The price includes three meals per day (all dietary requirements catered for) and accommodation. Travelling is done by car. Students pay for their own flight tickets to Bulgaria.

If you are less experienced We could also offer short courses for up to two people where we would introduce you to the basis of natural hoof care, expanding on anatomy, physiology, digestion and diet, environmental conditions and horse care. These days will be tailored to your individual needs. While still practical in nature, this type of training will involve much less travelling and will be mostly based around the ancient city of Veliko Tarnovo – the old capital of Bulgaria.

Please feel free to contact us for more information and prices. Dates for the rounds around the country are loosely set until the rest of the year.

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