** UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP & MANAGMENT!**
LENGTH: 6 MONTHS: 960 hours
EXAMINATION & THEORY: 16 hours
LECTURE AND FORGE WORK: 80 hours
SHOEING AND FIELD WORK: 864 hours
This is an advanced six-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.
• Shoeing the hoof
• Forge work
• Field work
• Hands-on experience with horses, draft horses and mules
Course Outline: This year we added a 6-month course that includes one month of Hot Shoeing. The month of hot shoeing will cover making all types of shoes from bar stock, nailing each type of shoe on, and burning each type on.
The types of shoes include:
• Bar Stock Shoes
• Rocker Toe Shoes for breakover
• Egg Bar Shoes
• Clips Shoes
This course covering corrective shoes, shoe application, proper guidance, and a little more knowledge will erase the intimidation of hot shoeing. This course allows you to work with different breeds and disciplines of horses including Draft Horses. Proper guidance and a little more knowledge can erase the intimidation in shoeing these gentle giants. Our course will give you hands-on experience with shoeing and handling Draft Horses including Draft Horse handling, putting them in a stock to shoe them and basic blacksmithing skills where you learn to make shoes from stock. This course will also cover dealing with unruly horses and “backing up the toe”.
Written test for advanced farrier certification for the Brotherhood of Working Farriers Association (BWFA) will be given at the request of the student upon completion of the course. After passing the tests, the student can apply for membership with the Brotherhood of Working Farriers for a fee of $85.00 and a picture.
TOOLS & BOOKS: $925.00
BUNK HOUSE: $0.00
Come Start Your New Career With Us!
Tucson School of Horseshoeing
2230 North Kimberly Road, Tucson, AZ 85749
Office: (520) 749-5212
Toll Free: 1 800-657-2779
Cell: (520) 500-7555
Fax: (520) 760-0886
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