Unit 1: Sharpening knives and looking at tools/ Trimming the wall and bar; Trimming the sole and frog; Putting in a scoop/ quarter relief
Unit 2: Taking a hoof apart including Tendons
Unit 3: Trimming a whole hoof / Medial-Lateral, Anterior-Posterior, balancing
Unit 4: Trimming a live horse
Unit 5: Trimming, measuring and learning to see the 105/95 angle
Unit 6: Trimming for cracks and wall separation
Unit 7: Bringing the heel "under" the hoof; Trimming for underslung heels
Unit 8: Flares and how to bevel for separation
Unit 9: Trimming for contraction - trimming at solar concavity - slanting the heel/bar connection
Unit 10: Trimming a problem hoof
Unit 11: Trimming the foundered hoof; Practical considerations
Entering this program are people from all walks of life with different levels of experience. Some of you may already have some familiarity with trimming, while others have never held a knife in their hands. We want to ensure that you receive the best education possible and leave this program with the knowledge necessary to provide excellent care to your future clients. To best accommodate the individual student, the number of mentor days will be flexible.
Your mentor is responsible for giving you feedback after each day and let you know if you need some extra time to further improve your skills.
You are responsible for scheduling mentor days with one of the instructors
listed under "Contact".
In order to complete this part of the course you need to have:
A minimum of tools, usually at least a hoof pick, two knives, rasp, nippers, hoof stand, apron, gloves and transportation.