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Horse & Hoof Care School providing courses worldwide

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Online & In-person Courses

Horse & hoof care education for owners and professionals

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Specialist Instructors

Qualified, experienced barefoot hoof care specialist instructors

"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!"

    I highly recommend this absolutely brilliant course, I wish it was compulsory for all owners, vets and anyone who has anything to do with horses. It really has been life... read more

    Hilary Higgs Avatar Hilary Higgs
    22 March 2023

    Educational, interesting, eye opening and an all round fabulous workshop. I would highly recommend any horse owner, vet horse professional that they attend this. Very welcoming to all.

    Alicia Rowley Avatar Alicia Rowley
    23 July 2023

    I attended a 3 day workshop last spring knowing very little about hoofs and hoof care, it was gap in my knowledge and I wanted to know enough to know... read more

    Victoria Flash Avatar Victoria Flash
    16 February 2023

Online & In-Person Courses

Educating owners and future barefoot specialists

Becoming an HM Licensed Barefoot Professional (HMB Pro) will give you a career in the equine industry that will not only change your own life, but will also improve the lives of domestic equines and their owners in your part of the world. 

We will teach you all the skills you need to become a professional barefoot specialist, consulting on diet and management, and performing nature’s trim. We will teach you how to handle horses and owners in all kinds of locations and situations.

You can study this course at home via a browser on any device or though our mobile app iOS & Android.

Our very popular 3 day in-person foundation workshops are an introduction to natural horse & hoof care. 

These workshops are the starting point in learning how to keep your horse barefoot and natural, and are aimed at owners and those who wish to go on to study our HMB Pro course

This workshop (or the online foundation course) is the pre-requisite to being accepted onto the HMB Pro course, if you wish to take your horse & hoof care knowledge further.

You’ll learn everything there is to know about keeping your horse barefoot and more species-specific, to help rid your horse of common hoof problems. 

You’ll also learn the naturally balanced trim to help maintain your horse’s hooves.

This online course (or the in-person 3 day workshop) is the pre-requisite to being accepted onto the HMB Pro course, if you wish to take your horse & hoof care knowledge further. 

You can study this course at home via a browser on any device or though our mobile app iOS & Android

‘The Hoof Uncovered’ course is a unique series of pre-recorded webinars that takes you on a deep journey through every part of the horse’s hoof. 

Find out about the structure and function of the hoof from the outside in, and learn about common hoof pathologies as you go.

This short course is presented in 2 series, each consisting of 5 pre-recorded webinars with a bonus e-book.

You can study this course at home via a browser on any device or though our mobile app iOS & Android.

Covering the essentials for both barefoot horse owners, and those who are wanting to go barefoot.*

E-Book 8 chapters include:

1 – Can every horse go barefoot?
2 – How long does it take to transition?
3 – The difference between natural vs unnatural shaping
4 – Understanding the devastating effects of contraction
5 – Is concavity the be all and end all?
6 – Are the toes too long?
7 – My horse is developing flares!
8 – Using hoof boots and achieving that rock crunching barefoot horse

*This e-book is given free as a bonus with The Hoof Uncovered Series 2

Brought to you in association with The Barefoot Horse Magazine

Answering many of the common questions owners have about their horses’ hooves.

E-Book 6 chapters include:

1 – Why is my horse foot sore?
2 – What is white line separation?
3 – My horse keeps getting abscesses!
4 – Should you chop off the flare?
5 – Help my horse has flat feet!
6 – What is the problem with the club foot?

Brought to you in association with The Barefoot Horse Magazine

Discussing in depth why we see particular problems in the horse’s hoof.*

E-Book 5 chapters include:

1 – Horizontal rings
2 – Red bruising
3 – Hoof cracks
4 – Contraction
5 – Thrush

*This e-book is given free as a bonus with The Hoof Uncovered Series 1

Brought to you in association with The Barefoot Horse Magazin

 

"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

Why choose the HMI School?

Self-paced and blended learning, delivered by outstanding barefoot professionals in their field.

Choosing the right course to learn horse & hoof care, or to train to become a barefoot specialist, could seem overwhelming. There are now more and more courses available and it can be hard to discern which is the right information or 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.

Download our Free eBook

5 common hoof issues horses suffer from in our eBook "Understanding your horse's hoof"