Student Practitioners are not yet fully certified by PHCP. With the support of their Mentors and colleagues, they can do an excellent job caring for your horse’s hoof needs as they complete their training.
Advanced Student Practitioners are Student Practitioners who have completed Independent Study and are in the advanced phase of the training program. They will have more experience than a Student Practitioner. They can do an excellent job caring for your horse’s hoof needs and are prepared to work on more difficult cases with the support of their Mentors and colleagues as they complete their training.
Practitioners are members who have completed their training and passed the final certification process.
Mentors are Certified PHCP Practitioners who have been approved as educators in our training program.
Education Credit Designations
Members listed here who have reached the minimum annual credit requirements for the previous year (June 2017-May 2018) or the current year (June 2018-May 2019) are designated as follows:
★ EC = Educational Credit Completed for Student Practitioners and Advanced Student Practitioners.
★ CE = Continuing Education Credits Completed for Certified Practitioners and Mentors.
(Members can find details about EC/CE Credits at the top of the Chat Forum on a “sticky”.)
When choosing any Hoof Care Professional, it is always best to ask for recommendations.
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- South Africa
PHCP Mentors and Clinicians
-I have been trimming professionally since 2002. I obtained by original certification through the AANHCP, later becoming a member of PHCP and the American Hoof Association. I completed an equine massage course through the Northwest School of Animal massage in 2007, and make annual continuing education events a priority. Saddle fitting and physiologically sound training principles are a passion of mine. I have co-authored a book, The Essential Hoof, with Susan Kauffmann, scheduled to be published by Trafalgar Square in later 2017. I enjoy working on a variety of horses, from foals to forty year olds, competitors to beloved pasture pets.
-I can periodically take on a few clients; contact me for availability.
-Email is the best way to reach me. I am often out of cell phone range!
-Mentorships: For students looking to do a mentorship, I charge $150 per day. I highly recommend a two day minimum if at all possible; there is far too much information to go over in just one day! Mentorships are in gorgeous Twisp, WA ~ if you are able, take some extra time to make it a mini-vacation. The scenery is stunning, and I can possibly take you out on mountain rides on one of my horses, or enjoy a scenic hike in the North Cascades or Sawtooths.
Whatcom County and the Methow Valley