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World's First Farrier and Hoofcare Online Conference Announced
- Top Industry Clinicians to Present Seminars to Worldwide Audience

August 28, 2002

Lebanon, PA, USA - The Farrier & Hoofcare Resource Center, in cooperation with Thoro'Bred, Inc. and Horse Trax Impact Reduction Systems, has announced a schedule for the first Farrier and Hoofcare Conference ever held online. The Conference, to be presented over the 3 day period of November 29, 30 and December 1, will feature 6 clinicians. They are:

Mitch Taylor, CJF
Barbara Page, D.V.M.
Rick Wunsch, C.P.A.
Matt Frederick, CF
Gene Ovnicek
Rick Burten, CJF, RMF

Topics to be covered will include a complete hoof dissection, hoof-pastern axis, farrier financial planning, managing laminitic horses, preventing lameness through natural balance, and a round-table discussion. People attending the Conference will be able to both see and hear the clinicians, as well as observe detailed information and literature using their Internet browsers. Questions will be taken from the "audience" in real-time at the end of each session, and answered by the clinicians. The last session will be a real-time round-table discussion, with input from the audience.

"This is a major breakthrough in farrier and hoofcare education," according to Baron Tayler, Site Manager of The Farrier & Hoofcare Resource Center. "Attending real conventions and conferences is a great experience, but the vast majority of farriers and horse owners can't take the time off to attend them. Or they don't want to spend what it costs to attend. When you total up travel, room, meals, registration fees and lost income, well, it adds up quickly. Using the Internet as the delivery platform, all those expenses are gone except for the registration fee. Online conferences will never replace real conferences, but they will make continuing education accessible to a much wider audience."

Every registrant will also be receiving a complete record of the Conference on both DVD and VHS media, courtesy of Thoro'Bred and Horse Trax.

For complete details about the Conference, please visit the Conference Web Site .

About the organizers and sponsors:

The Farrier & Hoofcare Resource Center: Founded by Baron Tayler, RFJ, in October of 1995, is the largest web site in the world related to farriery, hoofcare and blacksmithing. Containing over 60,000 pages, it includes a Marketplace with over 40 companies offering more than 20,000 farrier/hoofcare/blacksmith supply choices, 30 bulletin boards, hundreds of articles, and many more sections. Averaging about 65,000 unique visitors a month from over 100 countries, it's recognized internationally as the center of farriery and hoofcare on the Internet.

Thoro'Bred, Inc.: Manufacturers of aluminum and steel racing plates, horseshoes, farrier tools and horse care products since 1949. Thoro'Bred leads all the competition with more top money winners and innovative farrier products. Currently Thoro'Bred manufactures over 400 products, and are continuing to develop new products that will shape the industry's future.

Horse Trax Impact Reduction System: A new company that's taking the industry by storm, Horse Trax has developed a hoof impact reduction system that sets itself apart from the competition by actually working! The patented gel used in the pads is also used by the National Football League and NASCAR. No other system dissipates and reduces impact concussion as effectively as Horse Trax.


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