Horseshoeing School Courses

Trim Course

2 Weeks , 80 Hours – $1,800.00

This two week long horseshoeing course is intended for the individuals who want to be able to perform some beginning horseshoeing skills on their own horses. The student will learn how to pull and level horseshoes, trim horses with a level, balanced foot, tighten a nail, and nail a horseshoe back on that came off or is loose. The student will learn some basic anatomy, physiology, and tools of the trade.

Schedule

Monday, March 13, 2017 - Friday, March 24, 2017
Monday, June 05, 2017 - Friday, June 16, 2017
Monday, August 28, 2017 - Monday, September 11, 2017
September 4th - No School
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Trim Course - Student trimming a horse

Beginner Horseshoeing Course

6 Weeks , 240 Hours – $4,000.00

This six week long horseshoeing course is intended for the person who wants to trim and shoe their own horses. In this horseshoeing course, the students will learn basic anatomy and physiology of the equine. They will learn how to trim and balance hooves, and also how to shape, nail, and clench horseshoes. Some beginning forge work will be introduced that teaches basic keg shoe modifications. The forge work will also include basic tool making and maintenance.

Schedule

Monday, March 13, 2017 - Friday, April 21, 2017
April 14th - No School
Monday, June 05, 2017 - Friday, July 14, 2017
July 4th - No School
Monday, August 28, 2017 - Friday, October 06, 2017
September 4th - No School
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Beginner Course - Student dressing dishes and flares

Basic Horseshoeing Course

12 Weeks , 480 Hours – $7,000.00

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.

Schedule

Monday, March 13, 2017 - Friday, June 02, 2017
April 14th & 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

Advanced Horseshoeing Course 

24 Weeks , 960 Hours – $12,000.00

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.

Schedule

Monday, March 13, 2017 - Friday, August 25, 2016
April 14th, May 29th, & July 4th - No School
Monday, June 05, 2017 - Friday, November 17, 2017
July 4th & September 4th - No School
Advanced Course - Student hot fitting a shoe

Journeyman Horseshoeing Course 

36 Weeks , 1440 Hours – $17,000.00

This horseshoeing course is intended for the person who knows they want a career in horseshoeing and wants the skills necessary to leave school and be ready for business. As with the 24 week horseshoeing course, this course also builds upon the content learned in the other courses. It takes time, patience, and a lot of practice to develop trimming, horseshoeing, and forging skills. The student will gain more experience in trimming and shoeing all types of equines. They will learn more horseshoe modifications and how to build advanced therapeutic horseshoes. The information learned will prepare a student for the knowledge needed to study toward a level of Certified Journeyman Farrier (CJF) certification with the American Farrier’s Association.

Schedule

Monday, March 13, 2017 - Friday, November 17, 2017
April 14th, May 29th, July 4th, & September 4th - No School
Journeyman Course - Student's first handmade shoe on a hoof

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.