Pomona, CA– January 25, 2012– Horse Expo Events is pleased to announce that famous farrier Ada Gates Patton and equine massage expert Jim Masterson will be hosting clinics during the 2012 Horse Expo Pomona. Scheduled for February 2-4, 2012, at the Fairplex, the Horse Expo Pomona features something for everyone, and horse enthusiasts of all kinds will be able to gain knowledge from expert clinics and enjoy a wide variety of vendors. The clinics hosted by Patton and Masterson offers attendees a valuable opportunity to improve the care of their special equine friends.
Ada Gates Patton was the first woman farrier licensed to shoe thoroughbred racehorses in the United States and Canada. Her dedication to the industry has led to many years of selfless service, and in 2008, Patton received the Edward Martin Humanitarian Award at the American Farrier's Association Convention in Lexington, KY. She recently served on the farrier committee for the 2010 World Equestrian Games. In 2011, Patton was inducted into the American Farriers Hall of Fame.
“The Horse Expo Pomona is a great opportunity to reach horse owners, young and old, and demystify the hoof trimming process,” explained Patton. “For my clinics I will be using a live horse to show how to assess a horse’s hoof and trim the hoof using a ruler to create a balanced hoof. I will explain how and why we do this, and help the viewer see the difference before and after.”
Patton continued, “So many opinions fly at horse owners from personal views, magazines, prescriptions, exhortations about how a hoof should be trimmed and shod. I endeavor to show, through science and experience, a safe, measurable, efficient and consistent way to look at and manage the hoof together. Correctness and consistency for the horse is the primary goal. I want the horse’s caregivers: owner, trainer, veterinarian, farrier to all be on the same page, see the benefit of measuring (numbers don’t lie), and allow the horse to show you how much better he travels and feels.”
Jim Masterson, is an Equine Massage Therapist for who clientele includes the countries top equestrian athletes, competing at the highest levels of the sport. He is the founder of the Masterson Method, ™ a “hands-on” Seminar-Workshop he teaches to horse owners in the United States, Australia and Europe. In addition to the workshop, the Horse Expo Pomona will feature Masteron’s new book, Beyond Horse Massage and companion DVD.
“I’m excited about the Horse Expo Pomona because that is where I grew up, and this is our chance to connect with horse people from my home state,” expressed Masterson. “During the clinic we will cover how to read and use visual and palpable responses of the horse to your touch during bodywork, key junctions of the body that accumulate tension in performance, and how to release it, and how you can by-pass the horse's survival, bracing instinct to allow him to release accumulated tension.”
Masteron added, “I think being able to access such an abundance of accumulated knowledge at one event, and being able to see and meet the people who present it in person is very valuable. I hope attendees will leave with both an understanding of how this method of Integrated Equine Performance Bodywork works, and techniques that they can take home from the clinic and use themselves.”
Mark your calendars today for Horse Expo Ponoma, February 2-4, 2012, and enjoy the opportunity to learn from Jim Masterson and Ada Gates Patton.
About Horse Expo Events
The Western States Horse Expo is the premier gathering of horse people in North America and over the past 13 years has established itself as the gold standard of equine events. Held at the spacious Cal Expo in beautiful Sacramento, CA, Horse Expo offers something for everyone. Joining Horse Expo events for the first time, the Horse Expo Pomona, the new event will take place February 2-4, 2012 at Fairplex in Pomona, California.
For more info and to learn all about the 2012 Horse Expo events, activities, clinicians and presenters, visit www.horsexpoevents.com or call 1-800-352-2411.
Photo Credit: The Horse Expo Pomona will be held February 2-4, 2012 at the Fairplex. Photo Courtesy of the Client. Photograph may be used only in relation to this PMG press release.