Course Tutors

The following is a list of the tutors who are currently teaching on the course:

Clare Burrows
Grassland Management
Clare Burrows Clare is an ecologist with Natural Resources Wales with responsibility for providing scientific advice on the ecological impacts of farming.
Dr Helen Davies
Functional Anatomy
Helen Davies Helen is a Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Anatomy at the University of Melbourne and has been teaching veterinary anatomy and training riders and horses in all disciplines for more than 20 years. Her research is investigating the loading of the equine distal forelimb and the adaptation of the bones and hoof to exercise. She has presented at all the International Conferences on Equine Locomotion and the preceding International Workshops on Animal Locomotion since the inaugural meeting in 1991 and has been on the International Scientific Committee and editor of the Proceedings (published as supplements to the Equine Veterinary Journal) for 2 of these meetings. She was an author of the chapters on the digital anatomy and functional anatomy of the digit and a contributor to the biomechanics chapter in the Equine Podiatry book published by Elsevier in 2007.

Ben Hart
Equine Behaviour

Ben Hart

Ben Hart is an equine trainer and specialises in training horses using the science of behaviour. His work is based around an understanding of the workings of the equine mind and wherever possible the use of positive reinforcement to motivate and encourage good behaviour in the animals with which he works.  Ben uses the science of behaviour to enhance the communication between humans and animals providing long term solutions to any equine behavioural problems

Jayne Hunt
Equine Podiatry
Jayne Hunt Jayne is a full time Equine Podiatrist and founder member of the Equine Podiatry Association of which she is currently Chairman. She is especially interested in equine anatomy and physiology and how dysfunction in the horse’s body can affect the hooves.
Clare MacLeod
Equine Nutrition
Clare MacLeod Clare is an independent registered Equine Nutritionist with expertise in sports science who provides practical advice on feeding and nutrition for all equine animals. Clare is particularly interested in keeping and feeding horses more naturally.
Dr Richard Vialls
Equine Podiatry
Richard Vialls Richard is a full time Equine Podiatrist and founder member of the Equine Podiatry Association. He has a strong research interest in pathologies.  He specialises in the treatment and prevention of Laminitis, a condition with which he has had a great deal of experience.

Note: While every effort will be made to ensure these lecturers are provided, Equine Podiatry Training Ltd reserves the right to make changes to this list if unforeseen circumstances make it necessary.