Applicant must be a 3 HOOF SURE FOOT Equine Practitioner in good standing for a minimum of one year.

Step 1 - Apply

  • Must be an Equine Professional with liability insurance (depends on country of residence). An equine professional could be a Trainer, Veterinarian, Farrier, Bodyworker, etc.
  • Fill out the 4 HOOF SURE FOOT Practitioner application
  • Pay applicable 4 HOOF Practitioner fees

Step 2 - Learn

  • Assist 4 HOOF at a minimum of two 1 HOOF Workshops
  • Attend a minimum of four SURE FOOT Workshops (of any level)
  • Participate in online meetings and educational trainings
  • Understand and be able to discuss SURE FOOT techniques, concepts and philosophy

Step 3 – Prepare

  •  Submit a 10 min. video from two SURE FOOT Clinic presentations taught by Applicant

Step 4 – Practice

  •  Mentor a minimum of two 1 HOOF Practitioners and two 2 HOOF Practitioners
    • Mentorship guidelines will be provided prior to mentees being assigned
  • Review and provide feedback on six Case Studies submitted by a 1 HOOF Practitioner Applicant and six Case Studies submitted by a 2 HOOF Practitioner Applicant
    • Sample Case Studies will be provided by the Practitioner Coordinator
  • Demonstrate the ability to work with a wide variety of horses and people

Step 5 – Evaluate

  • Review sample Case Studies with other 4 HOOF Practitioners
  • Demonstrate the principles of SURE FOOT needed to train other Equine Professionals to use the SURE FOOT Equine Stability Program® and SURE FOOT Equine Balance Pads at a 1 HOOF Workshop
  •  Review performance with 4 HOOF Practitioner:
    • Receive advice and suggestions for improvement
    • Implement recommendations

Step 6 – Authorized

  •  SURE FOOT Office and two 4 HOOF Practitioners approves Applicant
  • Practitioner submits updated biography and photograph for SURE FOOT website
  • Office lists Practitioner as a 4 HOOF on the SURE FOOT Equine website Practitioners page
  • Practitioner receives certificate
  • Practitioner uses the SURE FOOT logo and 4 HOOF logo in marketing

4 HOOF Practitioners are authorized to:

  • Give private lessons
  • Use marketing materials
  • Give SURE FOOT Pad Parties
  • Facilitate SURE FOOT Clinics:
  • Give SURE FOOT Demonstrations:
    • The Practitioner demonstrates the use of the SURE FOOT Pads to an audience.
      The audience observes but does not participate. Typically 1-2 hours, the Practitioner will use 2-4 horses either unmounted or mounted with a rider or designated handler in the arena with the horse.
  • Facilitate SURE FOOT Practitioner Workshops:
    • - Two-day workshops for Equine Professionals that want to become authorized SURE FOOT 1 HOOF Practitioners or learn more about using SURE FOOT