Read Your Horse's Hoof


The course that teaches you to
recognise common hoof issues.

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This course is ideal for all horse owners, and especially those with barefoot horses and ponies.

Through clear images and explanations, you learn to assess a hoof and recognise common hoof morphologies such as flares, long toes and laminitis.

 The course has been created by three long-standing barefoot hoof care professionals: Satu and Jiri Vainikka from Finland, and Minna Sarkkinen from Australia.

Read more about the course teachers in the About section.

This course will teach you:

  • Why it's important to be able to assess a hoof and recognise hoof issues
  • What the most common hoof issues are and why they often go unnoticed
  • Things to consider when choosing a hoof care professional

In addition, throughout the course we show you how hoof boots fit these different kinds of hooves. We use Flex Boots in our examples, giving you valuable insight into what to take into consideration when fitting hoof boots for your horse or pony.

"Being able to examine my horse's hooves and understand what is happening with them is great! Now I can keep an eye on things and see if the hooves are improving. And recognise straight away if something is going wrong, which is so important to me."

- Rachael -

Benefits of online learning

  • In a face-to-face course you are taught the information once and it's easy to forget things. But with an online course, you can revisit the materials as often as you want.
  • Visual and written material helps you to learn and transfer the learning to a practical level.
  • You can learn at your own pace and with the life time access to the course*, you can repeat sections of the course as many times as you want.
  • You can access the course on a computer, tablet or on your phone; so it's easy to check the trimming advice wherever you are, even when you're with your horse! 

*Life time access means that as long as the course is run by us on this platform, you have access to it.



Course price is 19.90€ 

There is no time limit to complete the course, you get a life time access to it*.

*Life time access means that as long as the course is run by us on this platform, you have access to it.
Price includes applicable sales tax.

IMPORTANT! Our courses are only available to purchase by residents in the following countries: all EU countries, Switzerland, Australia, Canada (excluding Saskatchewan), Egypt, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa, Thailand, United Kingdom and United States of America.

If you live in a country not listed above, you MUST contact us before purchasing the course.

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Working with horses and handling horses can be dangerous and horses may be unpredictable. Holistic Hoof Care Oy cannot be held liable for any accident, loss, damage, injury or illness to any student of any of our courses. Nor can Holistic Hoof Care Oy be held liable for any accident, injury, damage or illness affecting the horse or pony being trimmed, whether directly or indirectly caused by the trimming. Students understand and accept that they undertake any trimming at their own risk, and should not trim any hooves if they are not confident in their knowledge of what they are doing.