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Booting, Casting, Shoe Removal & Power Tools

This clinic fulfills the Beginning Booting and Shoe Removal clinic requirement for PHCP students.

Topics covered

  • How to fit and use a wide variety of boots including all of the EasyCare boots, Scoot Boots, Renegades, Soft Rides, Cavallo, Equine Fusion etc. based on performance, rehab or rider needs.
  • How and when to use hoof casting
  • Which padding options to utilize for various pathologies and rehab needs
  • How to perform modifications and repairs to boots
  • Safety with a grinder
  • Trimming hooves with power tools
  • Shoe removal for ease and comfort to both horse and trimmer
  • Casting and booting on live horses

Meals will be provided.

If possible, students should bring their own tools (gloves, apron, nippers, rasp, knife, hoof pick and stand) but we will have some to share if need be especially for those flying.

Contact Jeannean Mercuri for further clinic information as well as travel recommendations and available lodging.