Gateway To Hoof Care

For The 21st Century

The “Gateway Clinic” is the foundation of our Hoof Care Training Programs. It is where the road to a professional hoof care career and certification begins. Participants often launch their professional career immediately after attending the clinic, which gives them an income as well as valuable experience while they pursue certification. But the “Gateway Clinic” is also a very valuable course for non-professionals who want to trim their own horses or want to knowledgeably evaluate the health of their horse’s hooves and the work of their professional hoof care provider.

Gateway Clinic participants receive hands-on, supervised trimming instruction. Cadaver hooves are used during the clinic, so, participants can focus on learning to trim without the worry of handling a horse. This also allows participants to become proficient trimmers without putting a live horse’s hooves at risk.

The Gateway Clinic is also a perfect venue for enlightened individuals seeking authentic information about factors that affect hoof health and the mental and physical wellbeing of horses. Such factors are as important to the development of a healthy hoof as a proper trim ... one that encourages the development of an optimal compact form that maintains proper alignment of internal and external foot structures.

For additional information contact Ann Corso, Director of our Barefoot Initiative, or 606-224-0466.

Watch a brief interview with a certified hoof care professional describing her training experiences with Liberated Horsemanship, coupled with interviews with three Liberated Horsemanship faculty members.

Gateway Clinic United States In 2019

When: Monday, June 3 through Friday June 7, 2019.

Where: Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute, Wooster, Ohio. The venue is convenient to the Akron or Cleveland airports. We offer free shuttle service to and from the airport.

Housing: Free campus housing or stay in a local hotel that is within walking distance of the clinic.

Lunches: Free lunches catered by the OSU chef.

Instructors: Ann Corso, Master Hoof Care Professional, Director of LH Barefoot Initiative; Steve Hebrock (aka Enlightened Equine), Master Hoof Care Professional, Certified Booting Specialist; Dr. Bruce Nock, MS, PhD.

Registration: Registration opens asap and closes May 4, 2019, or when clinic is full. The registration fee ($1,975.00*) can be paid in one or two installments and includes the five-day clinic, accommodations at Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute, transfer from Cleveland Hopkins International or Akron-Canton airport to and from ATI and light breakfast and lunches Monday through Friday. Space is limited so register early.

Download The Gateway Clinic Schedule For June 2017. It will be similar in 2018.

Gateway Clinic United Kingdom

In 2018 we held a very successful clinic at Stonegarthside Hall, about 1/2 mile from the England Scotland border. Read more about Stonegarthside Hall. We are currently evaluating whether to do it again in 2019. Do you have an opinion? If so, let us tell us about it ...

*Refunds are granted up to 30 days prior to an event. A $30 processing fee plus any PayPal fee will be deducted from each refund. No refunds will be granted within 30 days of the event, although the funds may be applied to a future Clinic.

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Bruce Nock MS, PhD