Educational Farrier Talk for the Horse Owner

Lucas City Community Room
Thursday, 4 April 2024
6-8 PM
Free to TTPA members and friends

Longtime TTPA member Shannon Cole Veloz will provide an educational talk on Hoof Care for Horse Owners.

Come join us for an education journey on hoof care. Shannon is a long time farrier with a holistic approach to hoof care combining farrier skills with advanced equine bodywork modalities.

Some of the topics she will cover are:
No hoof, no horse – learn about basic hoof care
Hoof anatomy – structure and function of the foot
When to call the vet vs when to call the farrier
Laminitis vs Founder
How to treat an abscess and thrush
Types of protection of the hoof

Bring your questions and get answers from a farrier who can speak “horse owner.”

Bio on Shannon:
Shannon Cole Veloz APF I, ESMT is a farrier, Equine Sports Massage Therapist and PEMF technician.
Shannon became a farrier after having problems time after time with farriers for her personal horses. Shannon has been a farrier for over 15 years and continually learns new skills by attending the International Hoof Care Summit each year starting in 2016 through 2024.
Shannon is a member of the International Association of Professional Farriers and is certified through the IAPF as level APF-I Modalities – PEMF Therapy; Equine Sports Massage Therapy; and, Kinesiology Taping.
Her goal is to help horses move and feel better and to have beautiful feet.
Contact information for Shannon: 945-333-0963 or email

Please make a note that this is on a THURSDAY evening – 4 April starting at 6 PM at the Lucas Community Center, 665 Country Club Road, Lucas Texas

2024 St Patrick’s Day and Dice Ride

Come have fun and raise money for TTPA at the Dice Run.

Saturday 18 May 2024
Highland Park Trail Head
Lucas, Texas

Bring $10 to play and we’ll match you up with compatible riders in groups of 4 or 5 to head out on the trail.

Everyone will each get 5 rolls of the dice to try to get the highest score, one at the start, 3 on the trail and the last one at the trailhead at the end. Bring your cellphone or paper and pen to take with you on the trail to record your scores.

Prizes for the highest score in each group, the highest score overall and for “snake eyes”.

We will also provide decorations for you and your horse to get in the spirit of St Patrick’s day!

Hope to see everyone on May 18 at 10 am at the Highland Park Trail head in Lucas!

Too much rain last night, too muddy to go out into the woods. Keep an eye out on our FB page or this website for the rescheduled date.

We’ll finally begin searching for new re-routes south of Brockdale.

When – 9am, Saturday, March 9, 2024
Where – Brockdale Park trailhead
What to bring – Long sleeves, long pants, gloves, water, and loppers (we’ll be off the trail in the woods, hacking our way through them to flag new routes).

Horse Trailer Maintenance and Chili Lunch – 24 Feb

Saturday, February 24
Brockdale Trailhead in Lucas, Texas

Horse Trailer Maintenance Presentation Learn what you need to know about tires, hauling and trailer maintenance. Towing calculations and considerations are demystified in this informative discussion.
Hosted by Marisa and Mike Firth.

Chili Lunch The Trailer Presentation will be followed by a delicious chili lunch hosted by TTPA’s Sharon Berryman. Sharon has become famous for her chili. Don’t miss this event.

Bring your appetite and and any questions you have about trailers.

We’ll go south from Highland Park, installing direction stakes and trimming as needed.

When – 9am, Saturday Feb 10, 2024
Where – Highland Park trailhead
What to bring – gloves, water, loppers

Gallery Snippets
Mike and Chris Cooling off in the shade Shelly Riding on Trinity Trail Taking a break at Collin Park afterride