A one-day conference taking an objective look at barefoot trimming takes place at Stoneleigh, Warwickshire on 26 April.

The conference, Trimming for Soundness, is being run by the Worshipful Company of Farriers. Among the topics discussed will be anatomy and function of the hoof, achieving performance without shoes and training Thoroughbreds barefoot.

To register, send a cheque for £60, payable to the Worshipful Company of Farriers, to: Craft Secretary, WCF, Sheridan House, Keinton Mandeville, Somerton, Somerset TA11 6DX or e-mail registrar@wcf.org.uk