Step 5 Field Mentorships (2022)

Step 5 — Field Mentorships

Following the successful completion of the Step 4 Live Horse Trim Clinic, and approval by the ISNHCP of the Step 4 Video Evaluation, students may move forward to the Step 5 Field Mentorship phase of the training program.

Mentorship Requirements

    Students must complete at a minimum of 10 Field Mentorships (total of 10 days of training on live horses) with at least three different authorized ISNHCP Instructors, and no more than four mentorships with one Instructor.

    Measuring front hooves, recording one's results, and having them verified by your Instructor or their authorized assistants are required in your mentorships. Use the data form for Step 5 below. It is your responsibility to come with multiple copies, depending on the number of horses you will be trimming. Use pencils rather than ink pens when filling in data in the form. Bringing a clip board for standard size copy paper is also recommended.

    Download the Step 5 Data Form here.

    Download instructions for Calibrating your HMR for deformed hooves here.


      Instructors are listed and identified on the ISNHCP website, "Locate An ISNHCP Instructor."  by country, state/province, region and/or city/village. It is your responsibility to contact our Instructors to schedule your mentorships.  

      Mentorship Fees

      Payment for your mentorships is made directly to your Instructor. Do not pay the ISNHCP. The fee is standard worldwide at $200 (or equivalent by country).