The Hoof Uncovered

The horse’s hoof is a finely balanced feat of natural engineering. The more we understand about this incredible structure, the better it will make us all as horse owners.

Take a deep dive through every part of the horse’s hoof in this unique two series course, in which we discover the biology, morphology, function and pathology of each part of the hoof. 


For owners and professionals to get a better understanding of the horse’s hoof, from the outside in

Key Features

2 series of pre-recorded webinars, each with 5 lessons, plus a bonus e-book in each series

What's Included?

Overview of the course

Go on a journey through the horse’s hoof, from the outer hoof wall, through each structure, all the way inside to the laminae and bones.

Find out how structure relates to function, and how every part of the hoof needs to work together to create a successful working hoof mechanism, to ensure optimum hoof health.

Part 1 – The White Line
Part 2 – The Hoof Wall
Part 3 – The Sole
Part 4 – The Bars, Frog, Heels & Digital Cushion
Part 5 – The Lateral Cartilages

*Bonus E-book: Understanding your horse’s hoof

Part 6 – The Laminae
Part 7 – P3, P2 & P1
Part 8 – The Navicular Bone & DDFT
Part 9 – Hoof Landings
Part 10 – The Natural Trim

*Bonus E-book: How to successfully go barefoot with your horse

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.