PHCP

Progressive Hoof Care Practitioners

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Training Program Cost Estimate

Variables

  • The level at which you enter the program will depend on your previous training and experience.
  • Mentorships cost the student $100 per day and many students choose to do 2 day mentorships. (PHCP subsidizes these by paying the mentor an additional $75 per day)
  • Some class costs can vary depending on the clinician.
  • Travel costs vary widely depending on your location and that of your mentor, your mode of transportation, lodging, etc.
  • Some mentors are willing to travel to you and PHCP will cover their travel fees but you would be responsible for the full mentorship fee of $175 per day (preferred to have more than 1 student per day)
  • If you choose to attend clinics or other non-required events for elective credits, you are responsible for those fees and the travel costs

STEP 1 – Enrollment – $100

  • One-time initiation fee – $40
  • Annual auto-renewing dues – $60

STEP 2 – Beginning Clinics $300 – $475 + travel

  • Beginner Trimming/Anatomy – PHCP clinic $150 or Ida Hammer’s clinic $250
  • Shoe Removal/Hoof Protection – PHCP clinic $150 per day or Ida Hammer’s clinic $225
  • Introduction to Equine Diet and Lifestyle online course – free

STEP 3 – Beginning Mentorship Series $300 – $600 + travel

  • Mentorship #1 – $100 – $200
  • Mentorship #2 – $100 – $200
  • Mentorship #3 – $100 – $200
  • Written Exam – free

STEP 4 – Independent Study Mentorship Series $100 – $200 + travel

  • Mentorship #1 – $100 – $200
  • Mentorship #2 – a free PHCP education benefit
  • IS Media Presentation – free

STEP 5 – Advanced Study Mentorships $200 – $400 + travel

  • Mentorship #1 – $100 – $200
  • Mentorship #2 –  – a free PHCP education benefit
  • Mentorship #3 – $100 – $200

STEP 6 – Electives – $325 – $850 + travel

All electives can be completed online but travel to hands-on clinics may be desired.

Required subjects

  • Nutrition: Dr. Kellon online course – $225* or PHCP webinar – $50
  • IR/PPID: Dr. Kellon online course – $225 or PHCP webinar – $50
  • Reading Radiographs: Dr. Kellon online course  – $225 or PHCP webinar – $50 or PHCP hands-on clinic – $150
    *Dr. Kellon offers a discount for PayPal payments and a 2 for 1 deal around the holidays

Most students take both Dr.Kellon’s and PHCP’s nutrition and metabolic courses. Visit the Learn page for more Elective clinics and webinars.

STEP 7 – Final Media Presentation – free