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Tim Barnes

Tim Barnes

Tim Barnes is the President of the EDAA (Equine Dental Association of Australia). He has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Equine Studies (Charles Sturt University) and a Certificate in Equine Dentistry (University of Melbourne). Tim has been an Equine Dental Technician and a member of the EDAA since 2004. The EDAA is Australia's oldest dental association and runs a Certificate IV in Equine Dentistry in conjunction with NCEE (National Centre for Equine Education), GO TAFE and the University of Melbourne. Tim has been a member of the EDAA committee for several years and is actively involved with teaching and assessing students.

Tim has been involved with horses since childhood, attending Pony Club at Kergunyah in North East Victoria from age ten. Eventing became his main equestrian passion, competing at both state and national levels in Pony Club as well as EFA competitions to Novice level. After graduating from Charles Sturt University Tim worked at Coolmore Stud in the Hunter Valley and Newhaven Park Stud at Boorowa. His duties included stallion and broodmare care and yearling preparation. Tim is a kind and compassionate horseman who takes great pride in both his horse handling skills and equine dental work. He runs a full time business based in the Southern Highlands of NSW. He provides dental care to the racing and performance horse industries and has treated champion racehorses and performance horses, including 2016 Olympic Games dressage competitor, Remmington.

For education on:

  • Horse Health / Care
  • Hoof care

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Education Session

Dental care for performance horses

Dentition, Benefits to performance horses Signs of poor dental health Bridle and noseband fitting correct bit fitting common bit types modes and actions

Friday 16 November 11.00am - 11.45am Grand Hall Arena

Straight from the horses mouth the tooth about dental care

History Benefits of routine dental care to horse health Dentition Signs of poor dental health Examination of chewing patters Common problems and aliments of the mouth Powered dental instruments vs traditional methods Guide to choosing your horses dental care provider

Saturday 17 November 4.00pm - 4.45pm Grand Hall Arena