Progressive Hoof Care Practitioners

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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.

And don’t miss the hands on Reading Radiograph clinic at this same location on Saturday the 6th. Check it out under Elective clinics.