4 Week Farrier Course

Farrier School
LENGTH: 4 WEEKS (160 hours of instruction)
TUITION & SUPPLIES: $5,625.00 (includes classes, tools, books and bunkhouse)
CLASS DATES: A new class begins every Monday View Schedule
SCHEDULE: Monday though Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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.

Instruction includes:

  • Shoeing the hoof
  • Trimming
  • Forge work
  • Field work
  • Hands-on experience with horses, draft horses and mules

Course Outline:
Anvil and Forges are assigned; students are taught how to operate gas forges and how to make shoes from bar stock, including bending and shaping of shoes. Videos are shown depicting the basics of horseshoeing, glue-on shoes, Founder Horses, punched egg bar shoes. Field trips are included to various stables and ranches for hands-on shoeing experience. Students make the following types of shoes: Back shoes, front shoes, block heel, clip on shoes, roll toe, rocker toe shoes, trailer on shoes, square toe shoes Swedge Black Heel shoes and egg bar shoes. Students are graded weekly and complete a written examination.

Total number of hours in course: 160

  • Examination and theory: 4 hours
  • Lecture and forge work: 20 hours
  • Shoeing and field work: 136 hours

Four Week Course Cost: $5,625.00

Tuition Tools and Books Bunkhouse
$4,700.00 $925.00 view list $0.00