Basic Horseshoeing Course

12 Weeks – $7000

This twelve week horseshoeing course is intended for the person who is interested in pursuing a career in horseshoeing. The student will learn the basics of horseshoeing and build on those skills to be able to trim and shoe horses. The topics studied include anatomy, physiology, conformation, gait analysis, tool maintenance, causes of lameness, trimming and shoeing. Along with the basics, the student will also learn corrective trimming and horseshoeing techniques. A higher level of forge work will be attained as the student learns how to shape and modify factory made horseshoes. Basic horseshoe making will also be introduced. The student will learn how to perform all of the keg horseshoe modifications and some therapeutic horseshoes such as the straight bar horseshoe and egg bar horseshoe. Along with horseshoe making, the student will learn to make tools such as tongs, pritchels, punches, clinch cutters and more. Aspects of owning and operating a farrier business will be addressed and the importance of the farrier-client relationship.

Curriculum

148 hours - Live horse shoeing
80 hours - Forging in shop
75 hours - Live horse trimming
55 hours - Shaping and modifying horseshoes
50 hours - Classroom work/Lectures
30 hours - Tool making and maintenance
25 hours - Demonstrations – trimming, shoeing, forging
10 hours - Tests – written and practical
5 hours - Horsemanship
2 hours - Shop safety
480 Total Hours

Schedule

2017 Schedule
Monday, March 13, 2017 - Friday, June 2, 2017
April 14th and May 29th- No School
Monday, June 05, 2017 - Friday, August 25, 2017
July 4th - No School
Monday, August 28, 2017 - Friday, November 17, 2017
September 4th - No School
Basic Course - Student hammer clinching

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.