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Hoof Protection and Shoe Removal

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

This clinic fulfills the Beginning Booting and Shoe Removal clinic requirement for PHCP students.

Learn how to fit, use, and modify 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. Philip uses hoof boots extensively in his practice for performance and rehab. He will share his experience and expertise to help you succeed with your clients.

Shoe removal for ease and comfort to both horse and trimmer will also be covered in these beginning clinics.

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.