Journeyman Horseshoeing Course

36 Weeks – $17000

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.

Curriculum

416 hours - Shoeing
300 hours - Trimming
220 hours - Forging handmade horseshoes
200 hours - Shaping and modifying horseshoes
87 hours - Classroom/Lectures
80 hours - Tool making and maintenance
65 hours - Demonstrations – trimming, shoeing, forging
40 hours - Forging therapeutic horseshoes
18 hours - Tests – written and practical
12 hours - Horsemanship
2 hours - Shop safety
1440 Total Hours

Schedule

2017 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.