One day workshop

Course outline

This workshop is designed for students who have completed the Lameness Management Workshop and want to further improve their trimming technique and gain more confidence in assessing hoof problems.  This is a practical day where you will learn while you trim, so bring your gumboots, overalls, warm clothing, lunch and refreshments. Certificate issued on full attendance.

Please Note: You must have attended the Lameness Management Workshop within the 12 months prior to enrolling on the Practical Hoof Care Workshop.

What you will learn

  • 5 Step Process of hoof trimming

  • Practical preventative hoof trimming (shaping the claw correctly)

  • Correct identification of hoof problems presented

5 Step Trimming Process - Click to download

Costs and location

Location: On Farm (Location to be confirmed in the week prior to your course)
Time: 9am – 3pm (one day only)
Cost: $395 + GST
Early Bird Fee: $295 + GST

(Note: Payment must be received prior to the workshop to be eligible for the Early Bird Discount.)

Our guarantee

This course has been developed and presented over many years by DHINZ
founder, Fred Hoekstra, who is NZ’s only fully qualified Hoof Trimming training instructor.

That’s why, we provide all of our students with a 100% ‘Satisfaction Guarantee’ that they will improve their skills immediately, saving you a small fortune with lost productivity etc.

You’ll also learn professional hoof trimming techniques that are guaranteed to save you time and physical stress – and of course increase your productivity with this demanding work.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further queries on 03 662 8015.

Our terms & conditions
In order to secure your place a deposit of 50% of the course fee is required.
The payment of the remaining balance is required on the first day of the course.
If, for any reason, the course is cancelled your deposit will be refunded.
If, for any reason, you are unable to attend the course and have paid your deposit we must be notified at least 48hrs prior to the course date and your deposit will then be refunded. If this criterion is not met then your deposit will not be refunded.

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Meet your instructor


Fred Hoekstra is widely known throughout New Zealand for his skill and experience in hoof trimming and  for his ability to train others in this crucial  aspect of farm management.

Originally from Friesland, Holland, Fred moved out to NZ in 1990 to work on dairy farms but quickly realized that there was an opportunity for raising the standard of Hoof care so returned to Holland, gained his Diploma in Hoof Care from PTC Oenkerk, returning to start his own business.

Fred is passionate about lameness and related issues, and gained his Instructors Diploma in 2011. He is enthusiastic about extending the availability of hoof care training workshops nationwide. He is keen to conduct further research into lameness treatment and the benefits of preventative hoof care.

For the past few years, he has also presented a 2 day course for final year vet students at Massey University on the theory and practice of hoof trimming as part of their ‘Bovine Procedures Special Topic’.

What others gained from this one day workshop

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