Practitioner applicants will be evaluated at different stages of the process. During the SURE FOOT Workshops, 1 and 2 HOOF level applicants will be evaluated by the 4 HOOF Practitioner facilitating the workshop.
During the SURE FOOT Workshop, Applicants will be evaluated and given a rating from 1-4 on the following proficiencies:
The Rating Scale used for the above is:
These evaluations will be given to the SURE FOOT office and taken into consideration when the Applicant’s Case Studies are being reviewed.
Each time an Applicant submits a Case Study they will receive feedback from the Practitioner Coordinator. Case Studies should be submitted one at a time, so that the Applicant can utilize the feedback given by the Practitioner Coordinator on their next submission.
The Applicant will be evaluated on the same proficiencies in their Case Studies as they were during the Workshop. (See above list)
In addition, the Practitioner Coordinator will provide any additional feedback that may help the Applicant improve their next Case Study submission.
As part of the evaluation process both 3 and 4 HOOF Level Applicants will be required to mentor lower-level Practitioners as well as review and give feedback on Case Studies.
Case Studies will be sent to the Applicants by the Practitioner Coordinator.
The purpose of mentorship is to provide the following:
The goal of mentoring is to use the same principles applied to horses, applied to SURE FOOT Practitioners and Applicants: Safe, Support, Success.
2 HOOF Mentorship for becoming a 3 HOOF may be with applicants as well as 1 HOOF Practitioners. Mentee will be assigned (with her permission) to a 2 or 3 HOOF Practitioner.
Case Study Review Defined
Case Studies will be provided to Applicant by the Practitioner Coordinator. Each Case Study will come with a Case Study Feedback Form attached to be filled out by the 3 or 4 HOOF Applicant.
3 HOOF Applicants
Mentorship – 3 HOOF Applicants will be required to mentor a minimum of two 1 HOOF Practitioners.
Case Study Review – 3 HOOF Applicants will be required to review and give feedback on six Case Studies submitted by two 1 HOOF Practitioner Applicants. Case Studies to be provided by Practitioner Coordinator.
4 HOOF Applicants
Mentorship – 4 HOOF Applicants will be required to mentor a minimum of two 1 HOOF Practitioners and two 2 HOOF Practitioners.
Case Study Review – 4 HOOF Applicants will be required to review and give feedback on six Case Studies provided by two 1 HOOF Practitioners and two 2 HOOF Practitioners.