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Hoof Protection, Shoe Removal and Power Tools – FL

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

Topics covered

How to fit and use 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.

How and when to use hoof casting

Which padding options to utilize for various pathologies and rehab needs

How to perform modifications and repairs to boots

Safety with a grinder

Trimming hooves with power tools

Shoe removal for ease and comfort to both horse and trimmer

Casting and booting on live horses

Lunch is included.

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.




Jeannean Mercuri lives on Long Island where she operates her hoof care business. She began her journey into barefoot trimming in 2001. She joined PHCP in 2009 and went on to become a Mentor, Clinician and Director of Education in our training program. Teaching and continuing her own education are passions for Jeannean. Years of working with Gerdas Equine rescue in Vermont and referrals from local Veterinarians on the tough founder cases have given her extensive experience with hoof protection in her rehab work as well as for clients needing hoof boots for everyday riding.