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Courses & Workshops

Horse & hoof care education for owners and professionals

Specialist Instructors

Qualified, experienced barefoot hoof care specialist instructors

Learning Platform

Dedicated online learning platform delivering pre-recorded lessons

"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!"

    If you’re thinking about doing this then don’t hesitate, just do it, you’ll gain so much no matter where you’re starting from.

    Becci Bragg Avatar Becci Bragg
    9 July 2023

    I just attended my second 3 day foundation course and this course just blows my mind. Every horse owner should go on it. The science behind what Lindsay and Garry... read more

    Morna Low Avatar Morna Low
    31 May 2023

    What can I say....I attended a 3 day workshop, I just wanted to know how to maintain my ponies feet between farrier visits.... well that didnt happen... ...instead, I ended up... read more

    Louise Yendell Avatar Louise Yendell
    8 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.

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

These workshops are the starting point to learn how to keep your horse barefoot and natural, and are ideal for 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.

This online horse & hoof care foundation course can be studied at home using our dedicated learning platform. 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.

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.

‘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.

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"