Lacock is a village untouched by time, the site of historic Lacock Abbey, which was used in the popular Harry Potter films. The entire village of Lacock is owned by the National Trust so that it can be preserved as a time-capsule of traditional England. You will find no satellite dishes here, nor any other signs of encroaching 'civilisation'. Lacock is a picture-postcard version of an idyllic English village centuries ago. At one end of the village is Lacock Abbey, home of Henry Fox-Talbot, photographic pioneer. A small museum just outside the Abbey gates tells the story of Talbot's discoveries.
During World War II, Lacock was an important contributor to the agricultural war effort, with farms being urged to grow extra wheat and potatoes particularly. With nearby barracks at Corsham and Hudswell, on occasions, off duty service men and women would be found helping out on the farms, which must have made for an interesting mix of characters, thrown together in a common cause.
The war has long gone now, thank goodness, but the need for farmers to exercise care and vigilance is as great as ever. We are no longer looking for paratroopers lurking in trees, but watching hawk-like for signs of cattle lameness, so we often find ourselves visiting Lacock and the surrounding area to provide: Photo from Featured Project near Lacock
The happy hoof trimming course members in Cornwall
The practical, hands on sessions cover all aspects of basic trimming as well as the use, care and maintenance of equipment. As you can see from the number of smiling faces in the group, these courses are also a lot of fun in a low pressure environment that encourages attendees to take part and get the most from their day.
For future training courses, keep an eye on our calendar page
, or call us to arrange a coaching visit to your farm or group.