Welcome to the UKNHCP Horse Care Professionals directory. Here you will find a list of equine professionals dedicated to a whole horse health approach to horse welfare and care. These professionals are continually seeking the latest knowledge, through evidenced based research, to bring you the very best for your horse.
We list farriers, trimmers, body workers, vets, physiotherapists, saddlers, nutritionists, feed companies and more.
One thing all our associated professionals have is a thirst for knowledge, new ideas and networking with other equine professionals. If you would like to be considered for membership of our organisation and inclusion in our directory please apply here.
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CP stands for a certified professional who has trained directly with the UKNHCP. CP Affiliate are those who have been voted by UKNHCP members to have skills and knowledge which allows membership of the UKNHCP.
Dawn SaundersCP Affiliated Hoof Care (trimmer)
Status: CP Affiliated
Areas covered: Aberdeenshire
In my previous life I was a Dental Surgery Assistant. Latterly I became involved with the development of the SVQ/NVQ training course for Dental Surgery Assistants and went on to train as both an Assessor and Internal Verifier for the NHS to oversee the development of the trainee nurses. I have owned horses for the last 24 years and before trimming feet took over my life I was a keen endurance rider and reached Gold Series. I have also taken part in many multi-day hill rides with my own horses.
I began hoof trimming in 2005 and certified in Geneva at the Swiss School of Barehoof Trimming, directed by Dan Guerrera during 2008.
In 2010 I was accepted as a member of the American Hoof Association and subsequently was voted onto the Board of Directors. I currently hold the position of secretary. I am also a mentor for the Pacific Hoofcare Practitioners and an Associate Member of the UKNHCP.
For the last 8 years I have attended Alexandra Kurland’s multi day clinics and am a keen clicker trainer.
Ever keen to continue learning I have organised clinics on behalf of Barefootworks with some of the leading researchers in the equine world and in doing so have been lucky enough to spend a lot of personal time in their company. Education is definitely the way forward in my opinion and I always strive to get the message across that the hoof is the end result of many other contributing factors.
My continuing professional development includes:-
2013: University of Edinburgh Online Nutrition course.
2012: 2 day Equine Limb Dissection with Mark Johnson WCF, Scotland
2012: Seminar with Dr Brian Hampson, Queensland University, London.
2011: Seminar with Professor Chris Pollitt, Queensland University, Scotland.
2011: 4 day Conference with the American Hoof Association, Auburn University Vet School Alabama.
2011: Equine Distal Limb Anatomy Dissection with Mark Johnson WCF, Scotland.
2011: 2 day Clinic with Dr Kerry Ridgway DVM, Scotland.
2011: Anatomy and Dissection Clinic with Mark Johnson WCF, Scotland.
2011: Equine Nutrition on line course with Dr Elenor Kellon DVM
2011: Cushings and IR online course with Dr Eleanor Kellon DVM
2010: Seminar with Dr Brian Hampson, Queensland University, Scotland.
2010: 2 day Clinic with Dr Kerry Ridgway DVM, Scotland.
2010: 2 day Seminar Dr Robert Bowker, Scotland.
2010: 4 day Conference with the American Hoof Association, Auburn University Vet School, Alabama.
2010: Anatomy and Dissection Clinic with Mark Johnson WCF
2010: 3 Day Mentorship with Linda Cowles, California.
2009: 3 day Advanced Trimming course with Peter Laidely, Brussels.
2008 : Seminar with Dr Robert Bowker Scotland
2007: 3 day Dissection and Anatomy with Peter Laidely, Scotland
2006: 2 day Introduction to Hoofcare and Trimming with Peter Laidely, Scotland.