UKNHCP directors attended a very constructive meeting with Lantra at Stoneleigh in 2008, with a good representation from the key farriery bodies as well as from welfare groups and the other main UK barefoot associations.
A broad range of views was aired in a professional and good-humoured atmosphere, and all the organisations present agreed that equine welfare was our collective top priority.
It was encouraging to see that there was agreement from all sides on key recommendations from Lantra. It was common ground that developing national occupational standards (“NOS”) for barefoot was the critical next step forward.
The Standards were published in 2010 and can be viewed here: Equine Barefoot Care Occupational Standards