Teaching the art of keeping horses barefoot, healthy & sound

The Hoofing Marvellous International School of Horse & Hoof Care (HMIS) teaches owners and professionals throughout the world to practise naturally balanced barefoot horse & hoof care, using the power of online digital courses, live video lessons and in-person events

Online & Physical Courses

Professional and owner courses to learn about the barefoot lifestyle

Specialist Instructors

Qualified, experienced barefoot hoof care specialist instructors

Learning Platform

Dedicated online learning platform where you can track your progress

"We are teaching naturally balanced horse and hoof care on a global scale. This has never been done before and the domestic horse deserves it!"

Online & Physical Courses

For both owners looking to gain more knowledge and learn how to perform maintenance trims, and those wanting to train to become a full time licensed HM Barefoot Professional (HMB Pro). We offer both online digital courses, in-person physical courses and a mixture of the two.

Becoming a HM Licensed Barefoot Professional (HMB Pro) is a serious undertaking not only to change your own life in positive and fulfilling ways, but also to improve the lives of our domestic equines and their owners in your chosen area. We will teach you all the skills you need to grow your own successful business, plus how to handle horses and owners in all kinds of locations and situations.

You will become a barefoot specialist – far more than just a trimmer.

The foundation horse & hoof care workshop can be studied completely online, or by attending in person at one of our 3 day events. It is the starting point to learn how to keep your horse barefoot and natural, for both owners and and those who wish to become pro trimmers. This course is a pre-requisite before being accepted onto the HMB Pro course.

A certificate is awarded on successful completion of the course.

*online coming soon

COMING SOON – In this series of videos we’ll be discovering the biology, morphology, physiology of each part of the horse’s hoof. ‘The Hoof Uncovered’ is a unique series of videos presented by HMIS Instructor Lindsay Setchell, and takes you on a deep journey through every part of the horse’s hoof.

By the end of this series you will have a thorough understanding on how each part of the hoof works, and relate this to common hoof pathologies.

Mentor & Instructor Courses (HMB Pro)

If you have trained with us to become a fully qualified HMB Pro, you will have the opportunity of progressing to become an HMB Pro Mentor and an Instructor. You will then be part of the HMI School team delivering events, webinars, workshops and general training, both virtually and at training camps.

Why Choose The HMI School?

Choosing the right course to train to become a barefoot specialist can seem overwhelming. There are now more and more courses available and it can be hard to discern which is the right barefoot training for you. At the HMI School we are proud of the breadth and wealth of experience, core values and principles that we offer compared to other courses.

"The 3 day horse & hoof care foundation workshop is great for people with any level of knowledge as HMIS Instructors build from the basics of the bones in the lower leg, up to the more intricate structures during a lower leg dissection. Not only was it informative and valuable to get ‘hands on’ practise trimming the cadavers (love to all the legs allowing us to learn to do better) it was great fun and I have made many friends for life. Highly recommend.”
Nicola Harris
HMB Pro Student