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Hoof Protection and Shoe Removal

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

This clinic will cover shoe removal and transitioning to barefoot.  Hoof protection methods include hoof boots, casting, and examples of composite shoes will be discussed. This is not a composite shoeing clinic, due to time constraints.

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.

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.