The meeting was, I think, historic (in barefoot terms!) because for the first time, all the main UK barefoot organisations, and the welfare charities, farriery associations and veterinary representatives not only met each other but agreed that the way forward was to put in place standards for barefoot trimming, covering not only trimming but nutrition, environment and exercise and equine behaviour - a holistic approach (which UKNHCP training has had since the beginning!) that will help improve overall horse health and welfare as well as hoof health.
It seems likely that this will be the start of much more knowledge-sharing across farriery and barefoot, which will be very valuable for all of us, and will hopefully end some of the strange divisions that have been perceived between barefoot and farriery.
All good stuff, and a very good day for the horse, I think :-)