28 Week Farrier Course (7 months)

LENGTH: 7 months (total 1,120 hours)
EXAMINATION AND THEORY: 18 hours
LECTURE AND FORGE WORK: 100 hours
SHOEING AND FIELD WORK: 1002 hours

TUITION: $20,500.00
TOOLS & BOOKS: $825.00
BUNK HOUSE: $0.00
TOTAL: $21,325.00

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.

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