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Hoof Protection and Shoe Removal – CA

Learn how to fit, use, and modify a variety of boot models based on performance, rehab or rider needs. In addition to hoof boots, learn when and how to apply hoof casts for protection and rehab. Melody will share her experience and expertise in hoof protection to help you succeed with your clients.

Shoe removal for ease and comfort to both horse and trimmer will also be covered in this clinic

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

What to Bring

  • Dress in layers and be prepared for warm or cool weather.  We will be outside and will have cover if necessary.  Quincy is at 3500′ so it can be chilly!
  • Notebook and Pen
  • Shoe pulling tools (if you have them and are able to travel with them);  Gloves, rasp, clinch cutter, hammer, nail puller, pull-offs and chaps/apron. If you aren’t able to bring tools, please let me know so I can be sure I have plenty of extras on hand.


Lunch and drinks will be included and provided at the clinic. If you have dietary restrictions there are grocery stores and restaurants nearby. We will take an hour lunch and will have plenty of time to enjoy a meal.


Quincy is a lovely small town (population 5000) and the clinic is located downtown, near hotels, grocery shopping, and restaurants. Depending on your preferences and budget, Quincy has bed & breakfast type accommodations, hotels, and there are also beautiful places to camp if that is your style. Make your reservations sooner rather than later as beds fill up in this area.

I encourage folks to coordinate with other clinic attendees for car rentals and hotels if you’d like to save on money. If you would like to explore this option, email or text me at 530-521-2379 and I will help put you in touch with other attendees who are also interested in sharing.

The clinic will start at 9am each day and end at 5:00pm.

The clinic location is 194 Cate St, Quincy Ca 95971 and the Reno-Tahoe International Airport is an easy 1.5 hours drive away.

Melody founded her business, Whole Health Hoof Care & Trimming, in 2010. It is rooted in the understanding that healthy hooves depend on consistent, non-invasive trimming, proper and balanced nutrition, and plenty of movement. She strives to educate and empower horse owners to care for their horses in a way that optimizes their overall health and well-being.
She is an Easy Care and Scoot Boot dealer, and fits horse for other boots companies as well. She utilizes glue-ons and composite shoes when necessary. Melody is a PHCP Mentor and Clinician, and serves Plumas County, CA.