Gateway to Hoof Care Clinic US 2020

Mon, June 01 2020, 9:00 AM - Fri, June 05 2020, 3:00 PM [EST]

1328 Dover Road, Wooster, Ohio, 44691, United States

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Full-pay Option PARTIAL APPROVAL - $1,995.00

Registration closes on 05/01/2020

For students who prefer to pay the entire cost up front. You do not need to have a PayPal account to use this payment service.

Deposit to Reserve a Space PARTIAL APPROVAL - $500.00

Registration closes on 04/01/2020

PayPal invoice will be sent April 15 for balance due by May 1, 2020. You do not need a PayPal account to pay through this service.

Returning Students and Trimmers Only - Cost/Day PARTIAL APPROVAL - $80.00

Registration closes on 05/01/2020

This option is only available to returning students and trimmers who have registered and attended a complete Gateway to Hoof Care Clinic in the past. The price is for housing and lunch for the days you plan to attend. Please indicate the number of nights you plan to stay. Housing is available Sunday, May 31 through Friday, June 5, 2020. The cost does not include hooves for trimming.

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Mon, June 01 2020, 9:00 AM - Fri, June 05 2020, 3:00 PM [EST]

Ohio State Agricultural Technology Institue (ATI), 1328 Dover Road, Wooster, Ohio, 44691, United States.

Gateway to Natural Hoof Care Clinic 

The Ohio State University Agricultural Technology Institute, Wooster, OH

9:00 am Monday, June 1 through 3:00 pm Friday, June 5, 2020.

The “Gateway Clinic” is the foundation of our Hoof Care Training Programs. It is where the road to a professional hoof care career and certification begins. But it is also a very valuable clinic for non-professionals. Participants receive hands-on, supervised instruction that prepares them to successfully trim their own horse or evaluate the work of their professional trimmer. In addition, it is a perfect venue for enlightened individuals seeking authentic information about factors that affect hoof health and the mental and physical wellbeing of horses.

Cadaver hooves are used during the clinic, so, participants can focus on learning to trim without the worry of handling a horse. This also allows participants to become proficient trimmers without putting a live horse’s hooves at risk.

Transportation: There is free onsite parking. Nearest airports are Cleveland Hopkins International or Akron-Canton. We provide transportation to and from the airport by Wooster Transit included in the cost of registration.

Accommodations: Students will stay in Campus Housing, Sunday, May 31 through Friday night, June 5. Housing at ATI is on-campus apartments. Each student will have their own bedroom and share a bathroom and kitchen. Bed and bath linens are provided.

Meals: Light breakfast each morning and lunch provided by campus food service Monday through Friday.

There will be a Meet & Greet at Sunday 7 pm, May 31 at the Meeting Room in the housing office. Light refreshments will be served.


Registration closes May 1, 2020, or when clinic is full. Registration fees include five-day clinic, accommodations, transfer from Cleveland Hopkins International or Akron-Canton airport to and from ATI and light breakfast and lunches Monday through Friday. Partial payment options are available. Space is limited.

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*Refunds are granted up to 30 days prior to an event. A $30 processing fee plus any PayPal fee will be deducted from each refund. No refunds will be granted within 30 days of the event, although the funds may be applied to a future Clinic.

Ann Corso, BS Ed., MHCP is the Director of the Liberated Horsemanship, LLC Hoof Care Initiative and LH faculty member. In addition to operating her hoof care business, Ann has instructed students from around the world in natural hoof care since 2005.

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Bruce Nock, PhD
Founder of Liberated Horsemanship, LLC

Bruce has a deep practical and academic knowledge of animal behavior and related topics. He has a Master of Science degree in psychobiology from Bucknell University. He earned a PhD from the world renown Institute of Animal Behavior, Rutgers University, and continued with four years of post-doctoral studies that focused on behavioral neuroendocrinology. The best part is, he can translate what he knows about animal behavior and physiology into practical information on horse training, use and care … and, he can communicate what he knows in straightforward, understandable terms.

About Bruce Nock, PhD

Founder of Liberated Horsemanship, LLC
Steve Hebrock
Clinician and Field Instructor

Steve is a retired University professor. He taught numerous classes at The Ohio State University ATI, including equine hoof care, marketing and facilities design, electronics, computer-aided design, and various computer application classes. He has numerous patents, publications and product designs to his credit. He recently developed computer-assisted, advanced technology for remotely monitoring and analyzing horse and hoof movements. In addition to his masterful hoof trimming and teaching skills, Steve’s background in engineering gives him unique insights into movement and hoof mechanics, which he describes in truly enlightened lectures during the Gateway Clinic … hence, Steve is a widely followed blogger known as the Enlightened Equine. Check out his blog at

About Steve Hebrock

Clinician and Field Instructor
Ann Corso
Director Barefoot Initiative, Clinician, Field Instructor

Ann is a world leader in natural hoof care education who is comfortable in the field as well as in the classroom. During the Gateway Clinic, Ann teaches participants how to do an authentic natural trim that maintains internal and external foot components in proper alignment and allows the foot to grow into a strong compact form that functions optimally. Importantly, she also explains the rationale behind an authentic natural trim and why certain trimming practices can do long-term harm and should not be followed. Ann’s extensive knowledge from field and teaching experiences also allows Ann to help participants anticipate and cope with things they may encounter while trimming.

About Ann Corso

Director Barefoot Initiative, Clinician, Field Instructor