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.


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 Active

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 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 Active

The Business of Booting

Hoof Care Practitioners and students entering the field will need to fit and sell hoof protection to be successful with their business. Don’t walk away from this additional source of income and leave your clients to fend for themselves. The recording of Jeannean’s webinar is available for purchase.

With Jeannean Mercuri / Where Webinar / Cost $25.00 / $45.00 Non-member / Credits 2 credits Status Active

Reading Radiographs for the Hoof Care Practitioner

Hoof Care Practitioner must be able to communicate and work with their client’s veterinarian. Join Dr. Allison to learn the basics of reading radiographs and how they are used to diagnose common issues in the hoof.

With Allison Williges DVM / Where Webinar / Cost $50.00 / $100.00 Non-member / Credits 4 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.

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.


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 Old Town, FL / When October 23, 2021 Cost $150.00 / $225.00 Non-member / Credits 8 credits Status Active

Beginning Trimming, Anatomy and Dissection

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

With Jeannean Mercuri / Where Old Town, FL / When October 24, 2021 Cost $150.00 / $225.00 Non-member / Credits 8 credits Status Active

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 / Cost $150 Credits 8 credits Status Currently unscheduled.

Beginning Trimming, Anatomy and Dissection

Learn about distal limb anatomy with Paige as she dissects 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 / Cost $150 Credits 8 credits Status Currently unscheduled.

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 / Cost $150.00 Credits 8 credits Status Currently unscheduled.

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 / $225.00 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 / $225.00 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 $150.00 / $225.00 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 Philip Himanka / Where 1598 State Highway 52 Erie, CO / 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 Philip Himanka / Where 1598 State Highway 52 Erie, CO / When August 21, 2021 -9:00 am (Denver) / Cost $150.00 / $200.00 Non-member / Credits 8 credits Status Currently unscheduled.

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 using these in his practice and will share his experience and knowledge to help you succeed.

With Philip Himanka / Where 1598 State Highway 52, Erie CO / Cost $300 / $450 Non-member / Credits 16 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

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

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

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Electives

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


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 Active

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 / Cost $150.00 Credits 8 credits Status Currently unscheduled.

NO Laminitis Virtual Conference

Registration is open! By focusing on prevention and treatment of endocrinopathic laminitis, the ECIR Group has assisted thousands of horses and their caregivers in understanding the importance of diagnosis, diet, trim, and exercise to improve the welfare of equines with metabolic disorder.

Where Virtual / When August 13, 2021 Cost $250.00 Credits 20 credits Status Active

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 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 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 $150.00 / $225.00 Non-member / Credits 8 credits Status Active

The Business of Booting

Hoof Care Practitioners and students entering the field will need to fit and sell hoof protection to be successful with their business. Don’t walk away from this additional source of income and leave your clients to fend for themselves. The recording of Jeannean’s webinar is available for purchase.

With Jeannean Mercuri / Where Webinar / Cost $25.00 / $45.00 Non-member / Credits 2 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 using these in his practice and will share his experience and knowledge to help you succeed.

With Philip Himanka / Where 1598 State Highway 52, Erie CO / Cost $300 / $450 Non-member / Credits 16 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

Reading Radiographs for the Hoof Care Practitioner

Hoof Care Practitioner must be able to communicate and work with their client’s veterinarian. Join Dr. Allison to learn the basics of reading radiographs and how they are used to diagnose common issues in the hoof.

With Allison Williges DVM / Where Webinar / Cost $50.00 / $100.00 Non-member / Credits 4 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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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