Advanced Horseshoeing Course

24 Weeks – $12000

This horseshoeing course is intended for the person who knows they want a career in horseshoeing. This horseshoeing course builds upon the twelve week horseshoeing course and helps add the experience needed for the student to be able to competently and confidently evaluate horses in order to trim and shoe them according to their needs. The continued study of anatomy, conformation, gait analysis and how this affects the growth and movement of horses teaches the student the importance of understanding how these topics relate to trimming and shoeing sound horses. The student will learn to recognize lameness and shoe accordingly. Forge work will include shoe modifications and how to build therapeutic horseshoes. The student will learn to make many different farrier tools needed for horseshoeing and how to maintain them.

Curriculum

270 hours - Shoeing
215 hours - Trimming
160 hours - Forging handmade horseshoes
110 hours - Shaping and modifying horseshoes
75 hours - Classroom/Lectures
60 hours - Tool making and maintenance
45 hours - Demonstrations – trimming, shoeing, forging
15 hours - Tests – written and practical
8 hours - Horsemanship
2 hours - Shop safety
960 Total Hours

Schedule

2017 Schedule
Monday, March 13, 2017 - Friday, August 25, 2017
Monday, June 05, 2017 - Friday, November 17, 2017
July 4th & September 4th - No School
Advanced Course - Student hot fitting a shoe

Tuition & Fees

  • The tuition for each course is all inclusive.
  • There are no extra fees or hidden charges incurred during the course.
  • Tools will be provided for the student to use while enrolled at the school.
  • A textbook will be available for each student.
  • If a student prefers, they can purchase their own textbook.
  • Free housing will be provided on the grounds where the school is located for the student to use while at the school and includes a kitchen and laundry area.
  • Meals, bedding, and toiletries are not provided.