A flag presentation began the day’s events on Sunday morning of the 2012 Hawaii Horse Expo. (Anna Pacheco/Special to West Hawaii Today)
Susanella Noble demonstrates how to properly trim a horse’s hoof during her presentation, “Introduction to Wellness Hoof Trimming.” (Anna Pacheco/Special to West Hawaii Today)
Attendees of Susanella Noble’s presentation learned about hoof trimming and how to maintain healthy feet without shoes. (Anna Pacheco/Special to West Hawaii Today)
Richard Winters speaks to the audience at the Hawaii Horse Expo during his presentation entitled “Equine Evaluation - Taking your Horse to the Next Level.” (Anna Pacheco/Special to West Hawaii Today)
There was only one place to truly horse around last weekend: the 2012 Hawaii Horse Expo in Waimea.
Held Saturday and Sunday at the Paniolo Heritage Center at Pukalani Stables, this fifth annual event offered numerous presentations and demonstrations by world-class experts in equine care. Topics included Yoga and the Rider; Colt Starting, The 10 Qualities of the Horse’s Mind, ABC’s of Horse Breeding and Introduction to Wellness Hoof Trimming. The Mana Award was presented Sunday to Waimea equestrian and educator Dick Solmssen.
Proceeds from this two-day event went to the Hawaii Island Humane Society Horse Rescue and the Paniolo Preservation Society. For more information, visit HIHS.org or paniolopreservation.org. —WHT