The Sidmouth based Donkey Sanctuary has recently launched a new short film that provides visual and technical support to farriers about donkey foot care.
An introduction to Donkey Foot Care is free to all farriers and industry apprentices and has been produced by the donkey-welfare charity to pass on the latest advice based on their own experiences in the care and management of donkeys. The film also identifies key differences between horses’ and donkeys’ feet.
There are four main chapters in the 15 minute film, including:
- the normal donkey foot
- how to correctly trim a normal donkey foot
- how to deal with seedy toe
- how to deal with trimming long feet
Colin Goldsworthy, who is one of the Sanctuary’s most experienced farriers and who demonstrates all farriery within the film, says: “If you are just starting out as a farrier or even if you’ve been in the trade for years, please do get in touch for a free copy of this DVD. The film has been produced for you and the advice within it has been derived from The Donkey Sanctuary’s vast experience, having cared for almost 14,500 donkeys over the past 40 years.”
The DVD is free on request only to qualified farriers and/or industry apprentices. To obtain a copy please send an email.
The Donkey Sanctuary also provides free information sheets and training to farriers.