EXAMINATION AND THEORY: 18 hours
LECTURE AND FORGE WORK: 100 hours
SHOEING AND FIELD WORK: 1002 hours
TOOLS & BOOKS: $925.00
BUNK HOUSE: $0.00
Tucson School of Horseshoeing is the only horseshoeing school that offers a 7 month Farrier course.
This advanced seven-month Farrier course includes all the basic skills taught in our other courses, in addition to a month of trimming and shoeing ponies and mini ponies. The month includes normal and corrective shoeing.
This is not an easy job and in cases of deformed feet, it is a decidedly difficult task. Students are taught natural balance trimming, hoof distortion, and guidelines on how to correct them from a simple, common sense perspective.
Small ponies will gain too much weight resulting in laminitis or founder. Students will spend the month working on these ponies.
Upon completion of the seven-month course, the student will be proficient in the
- Anatomy of the legs and feet,
- Physiology of the legs and feet,
- Equine Conformation,
- Basic Blacksmithing,
- Trimming the foot,
- Leveling and Balancing the foot,
- Normal shoeing,
- Corrective shoeing,
- Forging shoes from bar stock,
- Hot shoeing,
- Horse handling,
- Equine nutrition, and
- Starting your own business.
The student will be more than ready to go out and start a successful Master Farrier business.