The Reciprocal Relationship Between Hoof & Body Health

An Integrative Masterclass

for

Equine & Zoo Veterinarians, Equine Chiropractic Practitioners, & Veterinary Technicians

April 29 – May 3, 2024

Registration closes February 28, 2024


The seminar is held at the award-winning White Stallion Ranch in the Sonoran Desert outside of Tuscon, Arizona.  The view of the surrounding mountain ranges is stunning, enhanced by the famous saguaro cacti and a great variety of other plants, birds, and animals. We expect temperatures to be pleasant during the day and maybe a bit chilly in the evening—perfect weather to enjoy a walk or ride in the desert or the many ranch amenities and activities. The people at the ranch are friendly and the atmosphere is laid back. The food is plentiful and delicious and the service is even better. We have scheduled plenty of free time during the week so you can enjoy all that there is to do at the ranch and in the surrounding area. It’s a great getaway.

The seminar itself is designed around the recognition that ungulate feet are a living part of the whole body and that their relationship is reciprocal and inseparable. The presentations are advanced, sometimes controversial, and always informative. The information is vitally important for understanding and properly identifying the origins and treatments of hoof, gait, and postural abnormalities.

There Is No Comparable Seminar 

Seminar Learning Objectives & Education Mission

Seminar Schedule – under revision


Seminar Instructors

Dr. Bruce Nock, MS, PhD., LH owner, biomedical scientist, and retired medical school professor.

Steve Hebrock, MS, Retired university instructor, author of the Enlightened Equine blog, Master Hoof Care Professional, and Certified Booting Specialist.

Ann Corso, Co-founder of the LH Barefoot Initiative, Director of LH Barefoot Training Programs, Owner of Liberated Hoof Care, LLC, and Master Hoof Care Professional.

 


Registration Includes

  • The four-and-a-half-day seminar—Monday 9 AM April 29 through Friday 12 PM May 3, 2024, with free time to enjoy ranch activities and nearby attractions.
  • All ranch amenities and one slow mountain ride are included in the registration fee. Other ranch activities are not included in the registration fee but are available on a pay-as-you-go basis.
  • Lodging. Check-in is 2 PM on Sunday, April 28. Checkout is at 11 AM on Friday, May 3. Luggage will be held by the ranch until the end of the seminar on the 3rd.
  • Meals at the ranch. The ranch serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  Lunch on Sunday through lunch on Friday is included. 
  • Shuttle transportation to and from the Tucson International Airport is included. Several transfer options from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to the ranch are available but not included in the registration fee.
  • $900 off the registration fee for future Gateway To Hoof Care Clinics (GC). Contact Bruce for more information: brucenock@mac.com or 314-974-5847.

Registration

Registration for the April/May seminar will open soon.

Please Note: Approximately two months before the seminar, we will send an email message to all registered participants confirming that the event will take place. We suggest you wait until then to make plane reservations. This will prevent the loss of travel funds due to an unexpected cancellation of the seminar, e.g., an instructor’s illness, travel restrictions, etc. If such an event occurs, we will refund all registration fees in full. Our policy for participant requests for refunds is described below.

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*First-time Participants*

Single occupancy (you will not have a roommate). US$3,222 registration fee.



 

Double occupancy (you will be assigned a roommate of the same sex). US$2,778/person registration fee.



 

Double occupancy with a companion. A companion is a person who accompanies a clinic participant to enjoy the ranch and surrounding area but will not attend the clinic itself. The companion gets a US$900 discount. US$4,656 registration fee.



 

*Returning Participants*

Returning Participants receive a US$900 Discount per the fees listed above. Please contact Bruce (brucenock@mac.com) and we will send an invoice for the registration fee.


The White Stallion Ranch

An Upscale Family-owned and Operated Resort Ranch

 

Situated between Phoenix and Tucson, the ranch is only 35 minutes from the Tucson International Airport and 90 minutes from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. It is readily accessible for both domestic and international travelers.

The 12 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in the United States for 2019

Voted #1 Best Family Resort by USA Today 10 BEST Readers’ Choice Awards – 2018

16 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in the U.S. ~ MSN Lifestyle 12/2016

Ranked #1 on TripAdvisor of 133 Hotels in Tucson for 8 consecutive years

TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Award  2018, 2019, 2020

The seminar schedule includes an open morning so participants can take advantage of the ranch’s many activities or local attractions. Bring your significant other and your kids. Book additional nights before or after the seminar. Make your trip a unique family getaway. See photos.


 Surrounding Attractions

Sonoran Desert

The White Stallion Ranch is in the Sonoran Desert—a subtropical desert and the most complex desert in North America. It is the only place in the world where the famous saguaro cactus (Carnegiea gigantea), a symbol of the American Southwest, grows in the wild. But don’t be fooled by the term “desert” because mountain ranges in all directions offer scenic drives and even snow skiing. It has great diversity in geological structures as well as the number and variety of plants and animals. There are many local attractions to entertain family and friends accompanying seminar participants. Or stay extra days before or after the seminar to fully enjoy surrounding areas and attractions and the ranch’s activities.


 

 

 

Other Local Attractions:

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum – This 98+ acres is a unique combination of zoo, aquarium, botanical garden, natural history museum, and art gallery, and focuses on educating visitors about the various flora and fauna found in the Sonoran Desert region. It features over 200 species of desert animals and over 1,000 types of plants.

Tombstone – “THE MOST AUTHENTIC WESTERN TOWN LEFT IN THE UNITED STATES. Walk the very same streets where Wyatt Earp and his brothers enjoyed the company of the likes of Doc Holliday! Step inside the historic buildings where a game of Faro or Poker would have called to the weary miner or even inside the silver mine where that precious dollar was once earned! Stand where the legendary stories of the past actually occurred and encapsulate yourself in our authentic Wild West History!” Only 90 minutes from White Stallion Ranch.

Pima Air & Space Museum – One of the largest air & space museums in the world. It features over 300 aircraft and spacecraft at the 80+ acre facility. Learn about the history of the US Air Force with the museum’s historical tour through the ages, and visit a replica control tower.

San Xavier del Bac Mission – This 18th-century Spanish Catholic mission is often considered to be some of the finest Spanish colonial architecture in the United States. Located on the Tohono O’odham San Xavier Indian Reservation, it attracts over 200,000 visitors each year. Come experience the serene atmosphere in one of the oldest European buildings in Arizona.

Kitt Peak National Observatory – Boasting the largest and most diverse astronomical equipment in the world, including 24 telescopes, Kitt Peak offers perfect views of the night sky. Day and night tours are offered.

Biosphere 2 – A center for research, outreach, teaching, and life-long learning about Earth, its living systems, and its place in the universe.

Sky Islands of the Coronado National Forest – The soaring mountains, deep canyons, and the unique plants and animals of the Sonoran Desert draw over a million visitors a year to the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area.

Tubac – A “historic destination for the arts! Tubac features over 100 eclectic shops and world-class galleries situated along meandering streets punctuated by hidden courtyards and sparkling fountains.”

The Reid Park Zoo –  A 24-acre city-owned and operated non-profit zoo located within Reid Park in Tucson, Arizona. The zoo features more than 500 animals.

Tohono Chul – Recognized internationally as the premier center for understanding and appreciation of the Sonoran Desert region through its fusion of nature, art, and culture.

Kartchner Caverns State Park – Voted “Best Arizona Attraction” by USA Today 2017 Reader’s Choice Awards. “Enter a secret underground world millions of years in the making — bounding with exotic cave formations rarely seen elsewhere. Marvel at nature’s creations in this living and contained ecosystem. Discover delicate soda straw formations, gravity-defying helictites, drapes of waving flowstone, and the grandeur of Kubla Khan — a formation standing six stories tall.”

La Encantada – An outdoor shopping center that includes a large variety of luxury and specialty retail stores including Apple, Crate & Barrel, AJ’s Fine Foods, Anthropologie, lululemon, and Madewell, as well as several restaurants