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A Mentor’s Gathering

Progressive Hoof Care Practitioners had it’s first Mentor’s Training and Advancement gathering in Cody, Wyoming at theĀ South Fork Mountain Retreat, recently.

Kenny and Marie Daniels generously invited us to their gorgeous ranch and retreat outside of Yellowstone, where we were able to share our knowledge and ideas as a group. The group consisted of long time Mentors and organization leaders, as well as up and coming Prospective Mentors, who will take us into the future.

The PHCP Mentors are the foundation of out Training Program. They have many years combined working and teaching in the hoof care industry. This idea to gather and share those teaching techniques with each other came out of a members meeting at our last conference.

This gathering also presented us with the opportunity to involve some of our Practitioners who have a passion for teaching the barefoot/booted techniques and are working to become PHCP Mentors. They benefited greatly from the knowledge and ideas of long time Mentors as well as inspired us with new ideas and perspectives.

The weekend included round table discussions in the mornings on a wide variety of topics from preparing and planning the mentorship day to safety. New ideas to better support and help our members through the training program were also discussed and are now under development.

Afternoons were spent in the barn working on Marie’s critters. Lots of role playing, teach tips, and trimming discussions were shared there.

This event was not only educational it was energizing and I expect it to become a regular part of our program!