The U.S. Gateway Clinic

The Foundation For LH Equine Hoof Care Training Programs

The Gateway Clinic grew from a revolutionary event that was held nearly 20 years ago at the Fairgrounds in Warren County, Missouri. It was the first time authentic experts in complementary fields came together to teach people about the interaction of the many forces that impact hoof health. Since then, Gateway Clinics have been held in Missouri, at the Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute, and at the White Stallion Ranch in Arizona. We have also been invited to present the clinic at Texas A&M University’s Parsons Mounted Cavalry facility and wonderful locations in British Columbia, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom. People from more than 20 countries have attended a Gateway Clinic. Now, for the first time since 2014, we are coming home to Warrenton, Missouri, welcoming both past and new clinic participants.

9 AM Monday September 2 – 5 PM Thursday September 5, 2024

Warren County Fairgrounds

Warrenton, MO

What makes the Gateway Clinic stand apart from other hoof-trimming clinics?

Well, the trimming instruction is based on time-tested principles with lots of hands-on practice. Extensive information about hoof form, function, and landings is also provided, giving context to the trimming instruction. Even more importantly, Gateway Clinic participants are challenged to think critically about managing hoof health. There are no magic formulas. Far too many factors impact hoof health for that to be effective. Trimming is one important element. But, hoof health is also significantly influenced by common life factors, especially management practices, the environment the animal lives in, and its overall well-being. Optimal hoof care requires an understanding and approach that integrate all of these factors.

There Is No Comparable Hoof Care Clinic 

Clinic Instructors

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.

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

Cindy Hall, Animal Operations Manager at Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens, Liberated Horsemanship Certified Zoo Hoof Care Professional.

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

2024 Warrenton GC Schedule

Registration Includes

  • The four day seminar.
  • Light morning refreshments and lunch.


Registration is open and closes on 8/2/2024 or when the clinic is full.

Cancellation & Refund Policy: Approximately one month before the clinic, 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 clinic, e.g., an instructor’s illness, travel restrictions, etc. If such an event occurs, we will refund all registration fees in full. Registration fees will also be refunded in full up to 30 days before the beginning of the clinic upon the request of a participant. No refund will be granted thereafter.


*Registration Fee for First-time Participants = US$1,450*

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*Registration Fee for Returning Participants = US$750*


Some Local Lodging

Holiday Inn Express Closest to the clinic venue.

Super 8 by Wyndham

Baymont by Wyndham