Welcome to the FormaHoof Academy, the ultimate online destination for learning the art of hoof care. Our academy is designed to help horse owners, farriers, and equine professionals acquire the knowledge and skills needed to provide top-notch hoof care for their horses.
With our easy-to-follow courses, expert instructors, and interactive learning materials, you’ll gain the confidence and expertise you need to keep your horses healthy and happy. Join our community of passionate horse lovers and take your hoof care knowledge to the next level with the FormaHoof Academy.
The free FormaHoof Basics is usually where people start, those looking to become Certified Applicators then enrol in the FCA course. We offer additional courses about hoof care to expand your knowledge of the various elements that impact hoof health.
When you enter your details at checkout an account is automatically created for you when you click the checkout button. You will receive an email separate from your order notification that contains instructions on setting up a new password for the account.
Although you will be redirected from the order completed page to your course, it is available whenever you have the time for it. Simply log into your account and the very first option you will see is "My Academy" all of your courses can be accessed there.
The first step to becoming a FormaHoof Certified Applicator is to complete three video lectures covering the basics of the FormaHoof system. These modules will teach you the skills you need to successfully apply FormaHoof products to horses.
To become a FormaHoof Certified Applicator, you'll need to provide proof of your business, such as a business card or letterhead. This helps us ensure that only qualified hoof care professionals (vets, farriers, trimmers etc.) are certified to apply FormaHoof products.
Once you've completed the modules and provided proof of your business, you'll need to pass a multiple-choice quiz to demonstrate your understanding of the FormaHoof system. You'll then be provided with instructions on how to upload an application you've completed using FormaHoof products.
Once you're certified as a FormaHoof Certified Applicator, you'll be able to promote your business through our applicator search by registering yourself on our website. You'll also be eligible for trade discounts on FormaHoof products, helping you to grow your business and improve your profitability.
Created by FormaHoof’s team of equine podiatry experts, the FormaHoof Academy provides all the theoretical knowledge and practical insights needed to help horses overcome a multitude of hoof related issues, with the support of FormaHoof.
General access is granted to anyone interested in learning more about FormaHoof and the many hoof problems the technology can help to overcome.
However, certification for FormaHoof Certified Applicators within the FCA course can only be completed and awarded to professionals (farriers, vets, trimmers etc. with proof of business).
Certification for professionals requires passing the theoretical and practical exams after your proof of business has been approved.
The current FCA course is available for a fee of EUR 99 (+VAT).
The cost of purchasing a Starter Kit (or any initial quantity of moulds) is not included in the course or lecture fees.
However, upon successful registration to the course, participants receive a 10% discount code for their next purchase.
The guest checkout functionality is not available when purchasing FormaHoof Academy products. To attend a course or lecture after your purchase you must sign into an account.
You will receive an email separate to your order confirmation with your account information and an additional follow up to make sure you can get going with your course or lecture!
If you are an existing FormaHoof customer, please log in with your account details during or before checkout to ensure the course is assigned to your account.
Once logged in you can navigate to “My Courses & Lectures” from your account page, where you will see your available courses and/ or lectures.
Once enrolled, your course materials are accessible for 2,000 days, so there’s plenty of time to learn and explore modern hoof care developments!
You don’t need a FormaHoof Kit or any FormaHoof products set up to go through the course modules. The course can be purchased as an individual product and will help you to understand the uses and methodology behind our products.
Upon successful registration to the FCA course, participants receive a 10% discount code, which can help you to save on your first product order.
Upon successful completion of the FCA course you will benefit from reduced pricing for trade customers.
To get the best results for your horse, we strongly recommend that applications are only carried out by professionally trained farriers, vets or trimmers.
The horse’s hooves require regular trimming before a FormaHoof application, which we highly recommend is carried out by a suitably qualified person.
However, we know that many owners trim their own horses hooves and have seen remarkable results achieved by owners.
Becoming a Certified Applicator requires your proof of business as either a farrier, trimmer or veterinarian. Please check if your country of residence requires a farrier license to apply e.g. UK.
Certifications are granted to individual natural persons with the required professional skills and proof of business, not to the business itself. A proof of business may be your business registration, certificate of your education, or similar.
Although FormaHoof Certified Applicators are a core member of the FormaHoofer’s, FormaHoof do not employ applicators. The FCA status is simply recognition of this person’s knowledge and ability with the FormaHoof Hoof Care System.
The FormaHoof Certified Applicator Course is from professionals for professionals, guiding you through the fundamentals of FormaHoof, providing best practice training for optimum results.
The course is structured in 3 video modules with accompanying download documents, followed by the theoretical and practical exams. The entire course can be done remotely in your preferred location and at your own pace.
Just try it again!
You have 5 attempts to complete the theoretical test. We provide support where needed, but all questions are set to be answered with the provided information and material.
The practical exam allows us to review your work and (if needed) give you feedback on anything that might need to be corrected. There is no need to upload your very first application for the certification, just upload when you feel comfortable enough with the process and results.