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Events at Total Foot Protection LTD

TFP hold a number of events at our premises each year. These events provide local farriers, vets and horse owner's opportunities to come and learn, improve and re-enforce their knowledge of the equines that are in their care.

We provide for farriers full days and half day events which can range from shoe making up to the latest research in the equine industry and everything in between.

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We run a varity of differant types of events including practicals, seminars, debates, shoemaking, demonstrations, how tos, new products and much more.

Click here to e-mail us or call us on +44 (0)1403 791000 with your details and any ideas for events you would like us to host.

BFBA (Sussex Branch) & TFP 'Joint Farrier Conference' 29/11/19

BFBA (Sussex Branch) & TFP 'Joint Farrier Conference' 29/11/19

We had an eclectic mix of professionals from the world of farriery including Sam Head DipWCF, Ed Lyall BVetMed CertEM (StudMed) MRCVS, Marc Jerram BSc (Hons) AWCF, Clive Meers-Rainger RSS and our very own David Nicholls AWCF.

They covered a wide range of subject from bar shoe fitting (Sam Head) to Veterinary Diagnosis and Treatments for Hind Limb Lameness (Ed Lyall).

Dallmer Day 11/05/16

Dallmer Day 11/05/16

Andras (Left) and Charlotte (Center) from Dallmer came over from Germany to teach a select group of local farriers about all of the Dallmer products.

First was talking about foal hoof problems and this was followed by hands on experience in the afternoon using the full range Dallmer products and applying them to the hoof.

For more information please look on our website or go to Dallmers for the best products for hooves without the use of horseshoe nails.

Avanti Back in Germany

Avanti Back in Germany 30/04/16

Both Mark Spriggs and David Nicholls were back out in Germany this weekend just 7 weeks after our first Avanti trip.

We saw a few of the same faces as last time but many new farriers were interested about the Avanti Steel PLR Horseshoe.

Mr Nicholls gave a lecture about how and why the Avanti Horseshoe came about followed by a demonstration by Mr Spriggs with some hands on experience by those attending.

Fire Training 22/04/16

Fire Training 22/04/16

TFP doesn't just focus on the horseshoe making and the training side of running a farrier business. We also look at other skills that will be useful not just in the forge but outside of your job as well.

This is why we teamed up with Fire Risk UK Ltd to teach local farriers and members of staff from other small local businesses how to deal with fires.

 visits Hertfordshire

Equine Lameness Prevention Organisation in Hertfordshire 16/04/16

TFP Technical Director David Nicholls spent Saturday helping the Equine Lameness Prevention Organisation (ELPO) at their event in Hertfordshire.

Mr Nicholls gave a speech about navicular and other soft tissue injuries.

For more information about ELPO please go to

Hoof Mapping at TFP 7/04/16

Hoof Mapping at TFP 7/04/16

Total Foot Protection hosted the BYS Swedish Farrier School for a day of training about Hoof Mapping.

From the feedback we received it was enjoyed by everyone who attended.

"Thank you so much for let us visit you! It was a very interesting visit and I hope it´s possible for us to come back next year!"

Avanti Demostration in Germany 12/03/16

Avanti in Germany 12/03/16

Mark Spriggs, one of the Directors of TFP, spent time in Germany running a successful lameness clinic. He demonstrated the benefits of the new Avanti steel PLR horseshoe to a group of top German farriers at Carsten Neumanns Farriery Practice.

This event was well received and enjoyed by those who attended; we look forward in coming back again in the near future. To view more pictures of the event please go to our Facebook page.

Two Heads 13/11/15

Two Heads 13/11/15

A well attended event was held at Total Foot Protection Ltd (TFP) on Friday 13th Nov with Mac Head FWCF and Sam Head DipWCF from MNC Ltd ( who have over 75 years of horse shoeing experience between them.

The opening talk by Mac titled 'Ramblings of a worn out Horseshoer' was interesting and had the audience captivated and especially with the great photos of Mac career so far.
Then Sam delivered two presentations on pre shoeing assessments and the importance of walking and trotting the horse up and down before trimming and shoeing.

After the well known TFP lunch Sam did a practical demonstration of how to adjust the Vulcan Bar shoe and demonstrated how easy this is if you follow a couple of basic principles, which was followed by some of the delegates trying this out under Sams tutorship.

Modern Materials 14-11-14

Modern Materials 14/11/2014

TFP hosted a modern materials event on the 14th November. This event was hosted by farriers for farriers which is a wonderful way to run an event.

We had David Nicholls AWCF, Mr David Mitchell FWCF, Mr Clive Meers-Rainger RSS BII, Mr Grant Laing DipWCF and Mr Stuart Packham DipWCF.

To the right you can see the demonstration done by Mr David Mitchell FWCF using Vettec Hoof Packing and bubble wrap to aid grip.

Back 2 Basics 23/05/2014

Back 2 Basics 23/05/2014

Mr Mark Caldwell FWCF presented a full day of lectures and demonstrations into his ground breaking research on the equine foot.

He talked about foot balance, trimming and shoeing protocols, soundness and other topics in depth and towards the end of the day did a real life back of the van case assessment.