Our farrier courses teach you the skills necessary to become a farrier or start your own successful farrier business.
Tucson School of Horseshoeing offers basic and advanced horseshoeing classes that cover the principles of horseshoeing that will be the foundation for your career as a professional farrier. We will give you both the theoretical knowledge and the practical hands-on experience you will need in order to deal with the day-to-day demands you will face in the industry.
We offer a modified curriculum, which we believe will facilitate your goals toward becoming a qualified Farrier. We realize that you may be considering a career change and because of job commitments, cannot take the required eight week course in consecutive weeks. Therefore, we have broken down our course into two-week segments to satisfy your particular needs. By contacting George Goode, you can complete the Farrier course at your convenience, stepping into a slot in the currently scheduled program, subject to availability. Our newly modified program will allow you more flexibility. Working within the scheduled curriculum dates, you can design you own program.
Which class is right for you is based on your personal situation of time and finances available, but we will always suggest the longest class you can afford.
You have seven different horseshoeing courses to choose from:
2 week Farrier Course
The course is designed as an introduction to horseshoeing and is perfect for the hobbyist or person who wants to shoe his or her own horses. It will provide the student with enough information to shoe on a part-time basis, while maintaining his/her present employment.
4 week Farrier Course
This is a very basic course for horse owners interested in maintaining the health of their own horses through balanced hooves and shoeing or for individuals who wish to have a part-time business.
6 week Farrier Course
This will provide you with the basics for beginning a successful farrier business prepare you with what you will need to serve the horse industry.
8 week Farrier Course
This course is designed for people who are interested in horseshoeing as a career and provides the experience that students need to feel competent and confident about starting a shoeing business. Graduating from this course you will have the you with the technical and business skills to start and run a successful farrier business. At the completion of the course student may request a written test for advanced farrier certification by the American Farrier Association or Brotherhood of Working Farriers Association (BWFA)
12 week Farrier Course
This twelve week horseshoeing course is intended for the person who is interested in pursuing a career in horseshoeing. This course will teach you everything you can learn in horseshoeing school. At the completion of the course student may request a written test for advanced farrier certification by the American Farrier Association or Brotherhood of Working Farriers Association (BWFA)
16 week Farrier Course
This is an advanced four month farrier course that includes all the basic skills taught in our other course and also includes learning how to help horse overcome injury. You will have the opportunity to shoe A LOT more horses and do more forage work.
20 week Farrier Course
This is an advanced five month farrier course that includes all the basic skills taught in our other course but includes learning how to handle and shoe Draft Horses. Tapping into the draft horse market can be rewarding but shoeing the draft horse as a working animal requires to learn different techniques.
Free dormitory while enrolled in any course.