PHCP

Progressive Hoof Care Practitioners

COVID-19 NOTICE: If travel and social interactions are not advisable at the time of a scheduled hands-on clinic please check with the clinician for updates. Your safety is important to us. Consider joining us for a webinar – interactive, yet socially distanced.

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Webinars

All clinics are open to the public.


Webinars
Electives

WTF? What the Founder

The recording of this webinar will be available for purchase and may be viewed through 2021. This webinar is aimed at new and experienced professionals who would like to feel more confident as they take on laminitis and founder cases. If you are just starting out or have some experience and would like to come to these difficult cases armed with more knowledge and a better plan, this is for you.

With Jeannean Mercuri / Where Webinar / Cost $25.00 / $45.00 Non-member / Credits 3 credits

Webinars
Electives

The Smart Way to Feed Horses

Horse owners will commonly seek advice from their hoof care practitioner about the best approach to feeding their horses. It is vital that you can help with informed advice based on scientific evidence and common sense rather than fads or myths. This is a 2 part webinar and fulfills the Advanced Nutrition course requirement for PHCP students. Check back for dates in 2021.

With Carol Layton B.Sc M.Ed / Where on-line / Cost $50.00 / $100.00 Non-member / Credits 6 credits

Webinars
Electives

IR/PPID: Diagnosis and Management

The most up to date information on equine insulin resistance and Cushing’s disease. Both sessions of this 2 part webinar must be taken together. This webinar fulfills the PPID/IR course requirement for PHCP students. Check back for 2021 dates.

With Jaini Clougher, BVSc, BSc / Where on-line / Cost $50.00 / $100.00 Non-member / Credits 6 credits

Webinars
Electives

Recognizing and developing healthy hooves

Maia Chaput, a PHCP Mentor, has developed with her colleague, an online 3 part clinic covering a variety of foundational subjects for owners and aspiring practitioners. Learn to recognize the elements that form the basis of sound, healthy and well balanced hooves.

With Maia Chaput and Catherine Larose / Where on-line / Cost $45.00 Credits 6 credits

Webinars

Free Scoot Boot webinar

Learn about these great hoof boots from Dave MacDonald, the co-founder and creator of Scoot Boots.

With Dave MacDonald / Where on-line /

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Beginner clinics

All clinics are open to the public.


Beginner clinics
Electives

Exploring the Equine Hoof

This is a five-hour lecture using Power Point and preserved cadaver specimens. It’s recommended that you take this along with Beginner Trimming if you are new to natural hoof care.

With Ida Hammer / Where Mineral Wells, TX / When October 28, 2020 Cost $75.00 Credits 5 credits

Beginner clinics

Beginner Trimming, Anatomy and Dissection

Learn basic hoof function and anatomy with step by step trimming and dissection on a cadaver leg. This fulfills the Beginning Anatomy/Trimming requirement for PHCP students.

With Ida Hammer / Where Mineral Wells, TX / When October 29, 2020 Cost $250.00 Credits 8 credits

Beginner clinics

Hoof Protection/Shoe Removal and Power Tools

This clinic covers the various methods of shoe removal for ease and comfort to both horse and trimmer, as well as how to fit and use a wide variety of hoof boots based on performance, rehab and rider needs. This clinic fulfills the Beginning Booting and Shoe Removal clinic requirement for PHCP students.

With Jeannean Mercuri / Where Summerfield, FL / When January 9, 2021 Cost $150.00 / $200.00 Non-member / Credits 8 credits

Beginner clinics

Beginning Trimming, Anatomy and Dissection

Explore and learn about distal limb anatomy through classroom teaching, trimming and then dissection of cadaver feet with a variety of pathologies. This clinic fulfills the Beginning Anatomy and Dissection requirement for PHCP student.

With Jeannean Mercuri / Where Summerfield, FL / When January 10, 2021 Cost $150.00 / $200.00 Non-member / Credits 8 credits

Beginner clinics

Hoof Protection and Shoe Removal

This clinic covers techniques for shoe removal with safety, comfort, and efficiency in mind. Learn about fitting and using hoof boots and casts, and how these fit into your hoof care business. This clinic fulfills the Beginning Booting and Shoe Removal clinic requirement for PHCP students.

With Paige Poss / Where Tuscon, AZ / When February 26, 2021 Cost $150 Credits 8 credits

Beginner clinics

Beginning Trimming, Anatomy and Dissection

Explore and learn about distal limb anatomy through trimming and then dissection of cadaver feet with a variety of pathologies. This clinic fulfills the Beginning Anatomy and Dissection requirement for PHCP student.

With Paige Poss / Where Tuscon, AZ / When February 27, 2021 Cost $150 Credits 8 credits

Beginner clinics
Electives

Advanced Anatomy and Dissection

Anatomy meets trimming! Join renowned anatomist and PHCP Mentor, Paige Poss, for an in-depth look at how your work effects the internal structures of the hoof. This clinic will take place one day before Paige’s beginning clinics so you can attend all three in one location.

With Paige Poss / Where Tuscon, AZ / When February 28, 2021 Cost $150.00 Credits 8 credits

Beginner clinics

Hoof Protection/Shoe Removal and Power Tools

This clinic covers the various methods of shoe removal for ease and comfort to both horse and trimmer, as well as how to fit and use a wide variety of hoof boots based on performance, rehab and rider needs. This clinic fulfills the Beginning Booting and Shoe Removal clinic requirement for PHCP students. Check back for June 2021 dates.

With Jeannean Mercuri / Where West Townshend, VT / Cost $150.00 / $200.00 Non-member / Credits 8 credits

Beginner clinics

Beginning Trimming, Anatomy and Dissection

Previously radiographed cadaver legs will be utilized to study anatomy and trimming clues through dissection, followed by trimming on live horses. This clinic fulfills the Beginning Anatomy clinic requirement for PHCP students. Check back for June 2021 dates.

With Jeannean Mercuri / Where West Townshend, VT / Cost $150.00 / $200.00 Non-member / Credits 8 credits

Beginner clinics
Electives

Hoof Protection and Shoe Removal

Learn to choose, modify, and fit the right boots for the right job. Day 1 fulfills the Beginning Hoof Protection and Shoe Removal requirement for PHCP students. Days 2 and 3 cover casting, glue ons, impression material, pour-ins, and many more related products.

With Ida Hammer / Cost $225.00 Credits 8 credits

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Electives

All clinics are open to the public.


Webinars
Electives

WTF? What the Founder

The recording of this webinar will be available for purchase and may be viewed through 2021. This webinar is aimed at new and experienced professionals who would like to feel more confident as they take on laminitis and founder cases. If you are just starting out or have some experience and would like to come to these difficult cases armed with more knowledge and a better plan, this is for you.

With Jeannean Mercuri / Where Webinar / Cost $25.00 / $45.00 Non-member / Credits 3 credits

Beginner clinics
Electives

Exploring the Equine Hoof

This is a five-hour lecture using Power Point and preserved cadaver specimens. It’s recommended that you take this along with Beginner Trimming if you are new to natural hoof care.

With Ida Hammer / Where Mineral Wells, TX / When October 28, 2020 Cost $75.00 Credits 5 credits

Electives

Pete Ramey two-day clinic

In the horse world, Pete Ramey needs no introduction. For more dates and locations visit hoofrehab.com.

With Pete Ramey / Credits 20 credits

Beginner clinics
Electives

Advanced Anatomy and Dissection

Anatomy meets trimming! Join renowned anatomist and PHCP Mentor, Paige Poss, for an in-depth look at how your work effects the internal structures of the hoof. This clinic will take place one day before Paige’s beginning clinics so you can attend all three in one location.

With Paige Poss / Where Tuscon, AZ / When February 28, 2021 Cost $150.00 Credits 8 credits

Webinars
Electives

The Smart Way to Feed Horses

Horse owners will commonly seek advice from their hoof care practitioner about the best approach to feeding their horses. It is vital that you can help with informed advice based on scientific evidence and common sense rather than fads or myths. This is a 2 part webinar and fulfills the Advanced Nutrition course requirement for PHCP students. Check back for dates in 2021.

With Carol Layton B.Sc M.Ed / Where on-line / Cost $50.00 / $100.00 Non-member / Credits 6 credits

Webinars
Electives

IR/PPID: Diagnosis and Management

The most up to date information on equine insulin resistance and Cushing’s disease. Both sessions of this 2 part webinar must be taken together. This webinar fulfills the PPID/IR course requirement for PHCP students. Check back for 2021 dates.

With Jaini Clougher, BVSc, BSc / Where on-line / Cost $50.00 / $100.00 Non-member / Credits 6 credits

Beginner clinics
Electives

Hoof Protection and Shoe Removal

Learn to choose, modify, and fit the right boots for the right job. Day 1 fulfills the Beginning Hoof Protection and Shoe Removal requirement for PHCP students. Days 2 and 3 cover casting, glue ons, impression material, pour-ins, and many more related products.

With Ida Hammer / Cost $225.00 Credits 8 credits

Electives

NO Laminitis Conference

Save the Date!

Where Best Western Premier, Harrisburg, PA / When August 11, 2021 Credits 20 credits

Electives

NRC Plus

From Nov. 1, 2019 to Jan. 15, 2020, there is a 2 for 1 special on all full length and short courses. This course fulfills the Advanced Nutrition course requirement for PHCP students.

With Eleanor M. Kellon, VMD / Where on-line course / Credits 10 credits

Electives

Basics of Reading Radiographs

From Nov. 1, 2019 to Jan. 15, 2020, there is a 2 for 1 special on all full length and short courses. This course fulfills the Reading Radiograph course requirement for PHCP students.

With Eleanor M. Kellon, VMD / Where On-line course / Credits 10 credits

Electives

Cushing’s and Insulin Resistance

From Nov. 1, 2019 to Jan. 15, 2020, there is a 2 for 1 special on all full length and short courses. This course fulfills the Insulin Resistance/Cushing’s disease course requirement for PHCP students.

With Eleanor M. Kellon, VMD / Where on-line course / Credits 10 credits

Webinars
Electives

Recognizing and developing healthy hooves

Maia Chaput, a PHCP Mentor, has developed with her colleague, an online 3 part clinic covering a variety of foundational subjects for owners and aspiring practitioners. Learn to recognize the elements that form the basis of sound, healthy and well balanced hooves.

With Maia Chaput and Catherine Larose / Where on-line / Cost $45.00 Credits 6 credits

Electives

Equine Professional Ride-Along or Clinic

Complete elective credit by spending the day with an equine professional.

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Resources

All clinics are open to the public.


Resources

Distal Limb Anatomy and Hoof Care

New students should start here. There are websites listed here that will help prepare you for the beginning anatomy clinics.

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Metabolic Conditions

We suggest these websites and books to deepen your understand of Insulin Resistance, Cushing’s, and the laminitis that often accompanies metabolic conditions.

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Whole Horse Media

A variety sources, including The Humble Hoof podcast, will enhance your education in equines related subjects.

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Diet and Lifestyle

Recommended sources to learn about nutrition and horse keeping for optimal health.

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Forage Feeders

Slow feeder can make an incredible difference in your equine’s mental and physical health. Here are some great sources.

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Hoof Protection

Alternatives to steel shoes for hoof protection can be found here.

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Supplements

Test and balance your hay to optimize your horses health. Here are some great sources for mineral supplements and more.

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Practitioner Health

Trimming is tough on your body. Check out these resources to heal and maintain your health.

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Practitioner Tools and Hoof Products

Owning quality trimming tools is so important to your practice. Here are some suggestions.