EasyCare has recently begun offering clinics for both hoof care practitioners and horse owners throughout the United States. We love being able to meet our customers and fellow hoof care enthusiasts in person, and we are always happy to teach how to best use any of our EasyShoes or Easyboots. These clinics give attendees a chance to not only see EasyCare products applied in person, but also apply the products themselves while having an expert nearby to answer questions and guide them through the process.
EasyCare is open to potentially scheduling many more clinics in the future. If you are interested in hosting one of these clinics, check out this list of frequently asked questions:
Q: Who can host an EasyCare clinic?
A: EasyCare dealers and hoof care practitioners typically host our clinics. We like EasyCare dealers involved so that attendees have a local contact where they can purchase products or get some help getting them applied. If you’re not an EasyCare dealer, use our dealer locator to find one in your area who may be able to partner with you to host a clinic.
Q: What does a typical clinic day look like?
A: The clinic will begin with a brief rundown of the products we will be using, and then move on to demonstrating the use of the products on the horses we have present.
Currently, the EasyShoe Versa Grip line is where most clinic hosts and attendees want to focus. If this is the case in future clinics, the clinician will work on one hoof to demonstrate how the shoes are applied, and then ask for volunteers to apply the remaining shoes to the other hooves. We will typically demonstrate 2-3 different shoe styles, including the EasyShoe Versa Grip (nail-on), the EasyShoe Versa Grip Light with the 11 Finger Tabs applied with super glue, and the EasyShoe Versa Glue (coming soon!).
Check out these posts to get an idea of what our past clinics have looked like:
Q: What is the expected duration of a clinic?
A: Clinics will normally run for one day from about 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. However, the final schedule can be modified.
Q: What are the costs associated with hosting a clinic, and who is responsible?
A: The clinic host is responsible for securing and paying for the venue. The host will also need to provide horses that can be used for demonstrations and practice, as well as necessary hoof care tools.
Lunch is typically provided during the clinic, and this is the host’s responsibility. It is up to the host on whether or not there will be a charge for clinic attendance to cover the cost of lunch and/or other fees.
Q: Does the host need to guarantee a certain number of attendees?
A: We would prefer to have at least 12 people attend the clinic, and, of course, the more the merrier.
Q: How far in advance do clinics need to be scheduled?
We like to get clinics scheduled as soon as possible once we come to an agreement with the host. The fall and early spring typically work best. Our event schedule is filling up, so the sooner you contact us about an event, the sooner we can get it on the calendar.
Q: How do prospective attendees find out about upcoming clinics?
A: EasyCare will put out a flyer on all of our social media channels. We also encourage the clinic host to post flyers at local farrier supply shops, tack shops, fairgrounds, or anywhere else they thing prospective attendees might see them.
Q: Who is EasyCare’s clinician?
A: EasyCare does not have one, specific clinician. Dan Schroeder, EasyCare’s HCP/Vet Dealer Representative, has been teaching our recent clinics. Dan is a hoof care practitioner, himself, as well as an EasyCare product expert.
If you are interested in hosting an EasyCare clinic, please let us know in a Contact Us form or give us a call at 800-447-8836. We would be happy to chat with you about the possibility. Please keep in mind that we will not be able to grant every request to host a clinic. We will do the best we can to accommodate requests and offer many more clinics in the future.