PHCP

Progressive Hoof Care Practitioners

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Webinars

All our educational offerings are open to the public. Currently scheduled events will appear on the calendar.


Rehab without Steel

Robbie Richardson, RSS, author of “So you want to take your horse Barefoot?” will share his knowledge on transitioning and rehabbing horses without steel. This webinar is free.

With Robbie Richardson / Where online / When January 22, 2022 -11:00 am (Denver) / Status Active

Choosing and Fitting Hoof Boots

PHCP member Sara Hunt will guide you to the successful use of hoof boots with your clients and on your own horses. This webinar recording is available for purchase and viewing through 2022. Both hoof care practitioners and owners will benefit from this information.

With Sara Hunt / Where online / Cost $25.00 / $45.00 Non-member / Credits 2 credits Status Active

Starting Your Hoof Care Business

If you are ready to start your hoof care business or would like some tips to get your existing business running more efficiently, check out this recording of Christina Krueger’s webinar.

With Christina Krueger / Where Webinar / Cost $25.00 / $45.00 Non-member / Credits 3 credits Status Currently unscheduled.

WTF? What the Founder

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. The recording of this webinar is available for purchase.

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

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.

With Carol Layton B.Sc M.Ed / Where Webinar / Cost $50.00 / $100.00 Non-member / Credits 6 credits Status Currently unscheduled.

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.

With Jaini Clougher, BVSc, BSc / Where Webinar / When October 17, 2021 -3:00 pm (Denver) / Cost $50.00 / $100.00 Non-member / Credits 6 credits Status Currently unscheduled.

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 Webinar / Credits 6 credits Status Currently unscheduled.

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Beginner clinics

All our educational offerings are open to the public. Currently scheduled events will appear on the calendar.


Glue-on and Casting Hoof Protection – 2 day clinic

Come learn all about how and when to use full time glue on and casting hoof protection in your practice. Philip Himanka has many years of experience using these in his practice and will share his knowledge to help you succeed.

With Philip Himanka / Where 1598 State Highway 52, Erie CO / When May 21, 2022 -9:00 am (Denver) / Cost $350 / $400.00 Non-member / Credits 16 credits Status Active

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 Philip Himanka / Where 1598 State Highway 52 Erie, CO / When April 23, 2022 -9:00 am (Denver) / Cost $150.00 / $200.00 Non-member / Credits 8 credits Status Active

Hoof Protection and Shoe Removal

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 Philip Himanka / Where 1598 State Highway 52 Erie, CO / When April 24, 2022 -9:00 am (Denver) / Cost $150.00 / $200.00 Non-member / Credits 8 credits Status Active

Glue-on Hoof Protection

Learn the proper techniques for the successful application of glue-on hoof protection. Deanna has an extensive education and years of experience applying a variety of glue-on hoof products.

With Deanna Stoppler / Where Ridge, NY / When May 30, 2022 Cost $200.00 / $250.00 Non-member / Credits 8 credits Status Active

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 Ridge, NY / When May 28, 2022 Cost $150.00 / $200.00 Non-member / Credits 8 credits Status Active

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 Ridge, NY / When May 29, 2022 Cost $150.00 / $200.00 Non-member / Credits 8 credits Status Active

Beginning Trimming, Anatomy and Dissection

Learn distal limb anatomy through exploration, trimming and dissection of cadaver hooves. This clinic fulfills the Beginning Anatomy clinic requirement for PHCP students.

With Maia Chaput / Where Rigaud, QC / When November 13, 2021 Cost $150.00 / $200.00 Non-member / Credits 8 credits Status Currently unscheduled.

Hoof Protection and Shoe Removal

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 Maia Chaput / Where Rigaud, QC / When November 14, 2021 Cost $150.00 / $200.00 Non-member / Credits 8 credits Status Currently unscheduled.

Exploring the Equine Hoof

This is a eight-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 / Cost $100.00 Credits 8 credits Status Active

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 Status Active

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 / Cost $250.00 Credits 8 credits Status Active

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Electives

All our educational offerings are open to the public. Currently scheduled events will appear on the calendar.


Advanced Anatomy and Dissection

Anatomy meets trimming! Join renowned anatomist and PHCP Clinician, Paige Poss, for an in-depth look at how your work affects the internal structures of the hoof.

With Paige Poss / Where Tuscon, AZ / When March 12, 2022 Cost $300.00 / $400.00 Non-member / Credits 16 credits Status Active

Glue-on and Casting Hoof Protection – 2 day clinic

Come learn all about how and when to use full time glue on and casting hoof protection in your practice. Philip Himanka has many years of experience using these in his practice and will share his knowledge to help you succeed.

With Philip Himanka / Where 1598 State Highway 52, Erie CO / When May 21, 2022 -9:00 am (Denver) / Cost $350 / $400.00 Non-member / Credits 16 credits Status Active

Reading Radiographs for the Hoof Care Practitioner

As a Hoof Care Practitioner, understanding the basics of how to read a radiograph is important to your work and will help you to communicate with your client’s veterinarian. Join Dr. Allison for this hands-on clinic in Ridge, NY.

With Allison Williges DVM / Where Ridge, NY / When May 27, 2022 Cost $150.00 / $200.00 Non-member / Credits 8 credits Status Active

Glue-on Hoof Protection

Learn the proper techniques for the successful application of glue-on hoof protection. Deanna has an extensive education and years of experience applying a variety of glue-on hoof products.

With Deanna Stoppler / Where Ridge, NY / When May 30, 2022 Cost $200.00 / $250.00 Non-member / Credits 8 credits Status Active

Choosing and Fitting Hoof Boots

PHCP member Sara Hunt will guide you to the successful use of hoof boots with your clients and on your own horses. This webinar recording is available for purchase and viewing through 2022. Both hoof care practitioners and owners will benefit from this information.

With Sara Hunt / Where online / Cost $25.00 / $45.00 Non-member / Credits 2 credits Status Active

Starting Your Hoof Care Business

If you are ready to start your hoof care business or would like some tips to get your existing business running more efficiently, check out this recording of Christina Krueger’s webinar.

With Christina Krueger / Where Webinar / Cost $25.00 / $45.00 Non-member / Credits 3 credits Status Currently unscheduled.

WTF? What the Founder

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. The recording of this webinar is available for purchase.

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

Exploring the Equine Hoof

This is a eight-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 / Cost $100.00 Credits 8 credits Status Active

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 Status Active

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.

With Carol Layton B.Sc M.Ed / Where Webinar / Cost $50.00 / $100.00 Non-member / Credits 6 credits Status Currently unscheduled.

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.

With Jaini Clougher, BVSc, BSc / Where Webinar / When October 17, 2021 -3:00 pm (Denver) / Cost $50.00 / $100.00 Non-member / Credits 6 credits Status Currently unscheduled.

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 Webinar / Credits 6 credits Status Currently unscheduled.

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 Status Active

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 Status Active

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 Status Active

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 Status Active

Equine Professional Ride-Along or Clinic

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

Status Currently unscheduled.

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Resources

All our educational offerings are open to the public. Currently scheduled events will appear on the calendar.


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.

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.

Whole Horse Media

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

Diet and Lifestyle

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

Forage Feeders

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

Hoof Protection

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

Supplements

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

Practitioner Health

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

Practitioner Tools and Hoof Products

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