LENGTH: 20 WEEKS (800 hours of instruction)
REGISTRATION FEE: $200.00
CLASS DATES: A new class begins every Monday – See Appendix A for specifics dates
SCHEDULE: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
DESCRIPTION: This is an advanced twenty-week farrier course that includes advanced theory on multiple breed shoeing in addition to further experience in business practices and common horseshoeing.
All objectives from the Farrier 16 Week Course in addition to the following.
The student will:
· Identify the bones from the shoulder/hip down through the lower limb.
· Explain the importance of frog function and support.
· Explain the importance booking and scheduling.
· Demonstrate the use of at least one farrier business tool for scheduling, servicing, and invoicing clients.
· Explain the importance of elasticity in the hoof.
· Compare and contrast different styles, manufacturers, and sizes of nails.
· Identify and describe at least three different techniques to attach a shoe.
· Identify and define causes of confirmational defects due to improper trimming or shoeing.
· Demonstrate adjusting trimming and shoeing to the age and physical condition of an equine.
· Identify and define less common physical ailments in the lower limb.
· Describe the common equine training devices used to aid in farrier work.
Total number of hours in course: 800 Hours
Examination and theory: 14 hours
Lecture and forge work: 70 hours
Shoeing and field work: 716 hours
Final Grade Criteria
Written Tests – 20%
Forging Tests – 30%
Shoeing Test – 50%
Twenty Week Course Cost: $19,625.00
Tools and Books: $925.00
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