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Beginning Trimming, Anatomy and Dissection

Explore anatomy and trimming, including the use of power tools, thru dissection. We will be doing a review of anatomy while trimming cadaver hooves, and then dissecting them.

This clinic fulfills the Beginning Anatomy clinic requirement for PHCP students.

Lunch is included and each participant will receive a swag bag with some useful hoof care goodies.

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. If you have a cadaver leg of your own you would like to dissect with us, please let us know and bring it along.

Rigaud, QC is an easy 35 minute drive from Montreal Trudeau airport, or 1.5 hours from Ottawa international airport and there are full amenities and accommodations nearby.


Visit Anatomy of the Equine to get familiar with the distal limb anatomy before you attend the clinic.

Maia Chaput is a PHCP Certified Practitioner, Mentor, and Clinician. Her specialties include helping horses grow healthy strong bare feet using hoof boots and composite shoes as alternatives to traditional metal shoes, when they are in need of support. Prevention and rehabilitation of common hoof related lameness issues, including laminitis and navicular. And educating and empowering horse owners to play an active role in all of the above, as well mentoring the next generation of hoof care practitioners through their certification process.