Progressive Hoof Care Practitioners

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Beginning Trimming, Anatomy and Dissection

Paige will perform the dissection to give beginners a view of the inner structures and how they relate to the trim. She will go over the real nuts and bolts of hoof and distal limb anatomy.  We’ll look at the mechanics of tendons and ligaments, explore the coria and compare different hoof shapes inside and out. There will be at least 3 distinctly different hoof types available to explore. You will walk away with a greater understanding of how the hoof and leg function and will gain ideas on how your trim will effect the horses in your care. Your tools will not be required at this clinic.


Visit Anatomy of the Equine and purchase the Apps or Ebooks. Spend time on this web site and get familiar with the distal limb anatomy before you attend the clinic.

This clinic fulfills the Beginning Anatomy and Dissection requirement for PHCP student.

Accommodations available for 2 adults

Kitchen, bathroom, outdoor shower, 2 twin beds for $80/night. Book early!



Paige Poss has dissected hundreds of lower legs and quite a few whole horses. Her passion lies in creating images that teach and using easy to understand analogies to explain complex concepts. Paige is dedicated to learning and to sharing her knowledge. She is a member of the Progressive Hoof Care Practitioners and the American Association of Professional Farriers. Paige has taught trimming techniques and anatomy around the country and internationally, including recent trips to the England and Scotland. Paige currently lives and works in Arizona.