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Glue-on and Casting Hoof Protection – 2 day clinic

Times are listed in Mountain Time (Denver) – use the converter to find your local time.

Philip has many years of experience working with glue on boot shells, flexible shoes, and casting for hoof protection in performance and rehab cases. He will share with you the techniques and tips needed to succeed when full time hoof protection is called for.

Day 1 will cover materials needed, hoof preparation, and theory. Day 2 will be hands on glueing, troubleshooting and lots of time for questions to be answered. Both days must be taken together.

Please bring your own lunch to eat on location. There are plenty of places to pick up prepared food in the area ahead of time.

If possible students should bring their own tools but we will have some to share for those flying in.


This 2 day clinic follows the Beginning Anatomy and Hoof Booting clinics. Erie, CO is a quick drive north from Denver International Airport with many options for places to stay.

Philip Himanka is a PHCP Certified Practitioner and Mentor. He also has APF-I  certification with the American Association of Professional Farriers.  He has been applying glue-on hoof protection for over 10 years, has 2500+ trims on his books each year and has extensive rehabilitation experience. “I try to learn every day from every horse. I love to teach and help prospective practitioners to be successful.”

Philip owns and operates Not Only Barefoot Llc in Erie Colorado.