The Gateway Clinic

The Foundation For All LH Training Programs


The Gateway Clinic (GC) is where the road to a professional hoof care career and certification begins. Participants often launch their professional careers immediately after attending the clinic, which gives them an income as well as valuable experience while they pursue certification. But the GC is also a very valuable program 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 distraction 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 a strong compact form with proper alignment of internal and external foot structures.

Watch a  video about the Gateway Clinic.

See a representative Gateway Clinicschedule.

 

 

 

 

 

 


The United States Gateway Clinic, 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 is now closed. The registration fee includes the five-day clinic, accommodations at Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute, transportation to/from Cleveland Hopkins International or Akron-Canton airport to and from ATI and light breakfast and lunches Monday through Friday.


The United Kingdom Gateway Clinic, 2019

When: Monday, September 2nd through Friday, September 6th, 2019.

Where:Stonegarthside Hall, about 1/2 mile from the England Scotland border.  Read more about Stonegarthside Hall . We offer free shuttle service from nearby train stations, which are accessible from airports.

Housing: Free housing at Stonegarthside Hall where the clinic will be held.

Meals: Free catered lunches and dinners at Stonegarthside Hall. Breakfast fair, e.g., coffee, eggs and such, will also be available self-serve.

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 is now open and will close August 2nd or when all slots are filled. Go to https://gcuk2019.eventbee.com  to register. The registration fee (£1,975.00*) can be paid in one or two installments and includes the five-day clinic, accommodations atStonegarthside Hall, transportation to/from nearby train stations, self-serve breakfast fair and catered lunches and dinners Monday through Friday. Space is limited so register early.