Simplify Without Dumbing Down
Drowning in information yet still thirsting for knowledge...
The internet is amazing. Any time we have a question we can get information about anything at all in just a few clicks. There are so many people willing to give their time and advice to help us. Yet somehow this leaves a lot of us more confused than before we went searching for answers.
Either we get a load of conflicting advice and can't figure out who's right and who's wrong, or we end up trying a few things, which leaves us going the long way round with trial and error.
A Good Foundation
Having a good foundation of knowledge to build on can be invaluable.
Information is just data. Information with understanding is knowledge.
The Hoof Health Laid Bare course takes the big puzzle that is whole horse hoof health and presents one small piece of that puzzle at a time. Once you understand each puzzle piece you will be able to put the jigsaw together to see the whole picture with far greater clarity and new insight.
This isn't a trimming course, but you should know everything that's covered in this course before putting a rasp to your horse's hoof. Trimming is basically, just removing hoof horn. Knowing what to trim, how the hoof functions and how the hoof interacts with the rest of the body is essential if you want to give your horse the best hoof care you can.
12 module self-paced course...
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Structure and Function
No... seriously! Most people expect this to be the boring part, but it's the foundation of everything. A good grasp of anatomy is key to cutting through the confusion.
Module 1 - Hoof Structure
What a hoof is supposed to look like.
Discover all the nooks and crannies of a healthy hoof capsule.
We discuss each structure individually so you can learn it 1 step at a time.
Module 2 - Foot Structure
It's what's on the inside that counts!
The ins and outs of the internal hoof are revealed.
We tackle internal anatomy one bite at a time.
Module 3 - Hoof Function
We put your new found knowledge from modules 1 and 2 into action, so you can see how it all works together.
What hoof growth can tell you about your horse...
The #1 stumbling block to healthy circulation and why it's so important.
Module 4 - Dissections
Now you're really getting the inside scoop.
Getting a good look at what the internal structures really look like is an absolute game changer.
You'll never think about your horse's hooves in the same way again.
Balance and Pathology
Let's figure out what's wrong and enable your horse to heal through true balance.
Module 5 - Hoof Balance
True hoof balance isn't just about the horny structure...
How can we get the horse and the hoof in balance with each other?
Balance isn't just static, it's dynamic!
Module 6 - Hoof Pathology
Let's look at the individual structures again.
Why they develop problems and what you need to know to fix them.
Hooves can heal with the right approach.
Module 7 - Foot Pathology
Some problems go a bit deeper...
How do you fix what's broken on the inside?
You'll be amazed just how well the horses foot can heal given the right environment.
Module 8 - Improving Hoof Health
Hooves are always growing changing and adapting.
The tools you need to get the best possible hoof your horse can have.
Hooves can always get better.
Your horse and their hooves are a product of their environment, so lets set ourselves up for success!
Module 9 - Internal Environment
Healthy horses have healthy hooves.
True health comes from within, so let's get your horse positively glowing.
You'd be amazed just how much can affect hoof health once you know where to look!
Module 10 - External Environment
We look at ways to make the environment do the work for us.
Managing the environment is one of the most frustrating things for horse owners, and creates the most amount of work for us.
I strongly believe we should make things as simple as possible, but without sacrificing results.
Module 11 - Nutrition
Nutrition is the key to everything when it comes to health
Let's cut through the confusion and really get a handle on all that conflicting advice.
This module will help you feel more confident in your feeding decisions.
Module 12 - Analysis
How to identify what's healthy and what needs improvement.
Monitor your progress effectively so you can be sure you're on the right track.
Know where you're starting from, where you're going and how you're going to get there!
Some are just for fun, some are seriously helpful!
In the Bonuses you'll Get...
Horse friendly feeds
Helpful supplements to address the most common causes of laminitis
An Acute Laminitis Action Plan
Products for battling infection
How to spot laminitis early
My awesome secret brownie recipe - well ok, it's not so secret anymore, but it's definitely still awesome!
Private Facebook group. It's a really supportive community of your kind of people.
Monthly Facebook Live sessions. Ask me anything - though try to make it somewhat relevant if you can... I don't need any encouragement when it comes to shooting off on tangents.
3 ways to pay...
3 monthly payments
Let's talk about your horse
Hi! I'm Debs Crosoer. I’m a practicing Equine Podiatrist with over 10 years experience, author and educator. My focus is on helping people who want wildly effective horse keeping methods, without the usual stress and complication.
I’ve helped many horse owners improve their horse's health and strengthen their hooves. I believe knowledge is power. The more we, as owners, can understand about our horses, the better equipped we are to keep them happy and healthy without causing ourselves undue stress!
This is a self paced module course. You can do a little at a time or binge it all like it's your favorite Netflix show! (Winter is coming after all!!)
Each module has between 30 mins and 1hr of content split into 5-7 lessons. How much extra time you spend discussing things and asking questions is up to you!
You'll have lifetime access to all the content, so you can work at your own pace.
Each module will have video lessons, with supporting docs like worksheets, pdfs and further resources where necessary.
Access is through this membership site.
You have instant access to all the modules and bonuses.
Well, technically it's all done at home, but there are no assignments to complete, or grades given.
I will be updating the course over time. You'll have access to the new content too.
There's a monthly live group discussion in the facebook group.
Difficulty level ?
This course is aimed at horse owners. All the basics will be covered. I try to make everything easy to understand.
That said, I've had equine professionals who gained a lot from attending too.
I'm not sure if that's morbid or not! Lets not worry about our mortality :)
Lifetime access means for the lifetime of Hoof Geek Academy.
I have a deeper understanding of what is happening with my ponies and how to support them through what has been a tough year. Good to have found sound advice and support as sometimes the vets seem to be a little dated in their solutions. Thank you Debs you've given me hope.
I wish I'd known all of this information you've provided in this course before, I could have definitely prevented my mare from getting laminitis. I certainly know what to look out for now.
Well …… now I’m looking at things a little different!!
I didn’t realise just how important the hoof is and how much information about my horse’s health I can get from the hooves.
The mechanics on the inside are awesome and some of the structures are so delicate but so strong learning all about their functions is a must for any horse owner.
My number 1 concern was how to keep 17hh of horse from having tummy issues, which caused his feet to flare and lose all semblance of heel and concavity. That pretty much remains my concern, except I now have a better plan.
My number 1 concern was not having enough knowledge to see laminitis coming. I feel I do now.
I would recommend this course to anyone who is listening.
I took this course more for education purposes, as I am lucky not to have had to deal with laminitis (or so I thought) . It opened my eyes to so many minor things that I was missing and helped pull many bits of information around the horses whole health and environment together. This course is about so much more than feet - it will take you on a whole journey of understanding the horses' complete environment and its potential impacts. Debs is completely down to earth in her approach making the complexities easy to understand. I will keep coming back to the materials to keep the all the variables fresh in my mind. If you have a horse that suffers from laminitis, this course is a must.
So many courses, so little time (and money?). But this one was well worth it. Whether or not you are concerned your horse's laminitis risk is high, this course provides many "aha" insights. It also offered a number of facts I had never heard or read before but which filled in little gaps in my understanding. Debs' approach is straight forward and she is very responsive to questions and specific concerns.
Fantastic, really informative and supportive course. Taught me a huge amount in terms of hoof structures, laminitis symptoms and interdependencies between them and diet and environment. Most importantly, gave me enough knowledge to think for myself, interpret what my horses are telling me and manage them in a more informed and proactive way. Fab job Debs!
3 ways to pay...
3 monthly payments
Let's talk about your horse
Enroll on the course now. You'll gain instant access to all the modules, bonuses and the Academy resources. Join the facebook group and get chatting with your fellow students.
You'll get an email with your login details so you can go through the material at your own pace.
There will be a live discussion every month to discuss the content, or anything else in the facebook group you'll have plenty of notice of the sessions and they'll be available for replay if you miss it.
You get lifetime access. For as long as the Hoof Geek Academy is active, you'll have access.
(I really don't want to try and predict how long your lifetime or my lifetime will be, so we'll go with the lifetime of the company :) )
You can contact us through the contact form or reply to any of our emails to request a refund as long as it's within 30 days of your purchase date.
Right now it's a one time payment of £149 or 3 payments of £55. The price may go up in the future but if you've already bought it - you really don't need to worry about that :)
It's very rare that I'd offer a discount. I feel that it's unfair to all the people who have already paid full price.
I will, no doubt, be adding more content and features to the course, and the price of the course may increase to reflect that. You will, of course, have access to all that content if you've already purchased. Essentially, the cheapest this course will ever be is today!
I will be adding more content to the course over time to keep it up to date. Maybe just because I've figured out a better way to explain something, I've discovered something really cool I want to share with everyone, or if there's been some scientific breakthroughs. You will get access to that as it goes live.
Nope! That sounds awful!
There's no assessments, no exams, none of that horrible 'school' stuff. This course is to help you understand your horse better. It's to make your life better and less stressful.
It's hard to say as it depends how fast you go through it and how much added research or group discussion you want to do.
Each module has between 30 mins and 1hr of content split into 5-7 lessons. I've worked hard to make sure you get all the information you need, while keeping things as simple as possible. I'm going for quality over quantity here. We've all got enough to do in our day and enough to worry about. As with the Hoof Geek blog posts I'm going for clear, simple, informative and fun.
I've avoided hour long video lessons that some courses are fond of. I think they're overwhelming, giving too much info in 1 go, and a right pain if you want to find a particular bit to review. Not to mention tough on the poor old broadband!
I'm keeping it short and sweet. Modules will be broken up into videos of 5 minutes or so and check sheets, written articles, diagrams or whatever format works best. This means you can fit a bit of study into each day - or cram it all in at the last minute if you like :) (I know which I'd do, but I may be more of a cautionary tale than a good example!!)
The course content will be in the members area of this website. There are discussion sections for each lesson, so you can use them to interact with other students and tutors.
However, the live group discussions will take place in the facebook group, and you will need a facebook account to access them. By not having facebook you'll miss some of the student interaction, but none of the content.
3 ways to pay...
3 monthly payments
Let's talk about your horse