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14013 Georgia East Hwy 136
LaFayette, GA, 30728


At Georgia Horseshoeing School, we train farriers by providing knowledge and skill at the highest level. Using the latest technology, we provide farriers with the best education possible. Learn corrective horseshoeing, hoof repair, gait analysis, blacksmithing and business management for horseshoers.

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Continuing Education

Georgia Horseshoeing School offers a continuing education course. This course is covered by the Veterans Post 9/11 Funding. This program is only available at our school. The course is ideal for farriers seeking an advanced education.

Horseshoeing IV Advanced Course
Accepted by the Veterans Post 9/11 funding
After the 6 or 12 week course has been completed

By popular demand
Addendum to our Programs – as of October 1, 2011
Program Name: 
 Horseshoeing IV Advanced Course
 6 week course in Specialty Shoeing

Objective: Upon graduation of our Horseshoeing III course we emphasize that the first year out of school is the hardest. Taking this into consideration many of our graduates have chosen to specialize in shoeing a particular breed or event horse such as serving only show horses, polo, roping, reining, barrel, walking horses, hunter, jumper, drafts and the list and possibilities go on and on. This will depend on the type of horses, occupations and recreation in their area.

Course Description:  The intent is to provide Specialty Shoeing Courses on a more professional level to provide a higher paying self-employment for these men and women. At the completion of this course, the farrier can apply for the Journeyman level Farrier Certification.  We have 4 divisions for a total of 6 weeks of advanced training. We will offer one course a month, year round, allowing the working farrier to work around the schedule.

Total Clock Hours:  270.0 hours

Classroom/Shop/Total Hours:  50/220/270

Curriculum:  We have included the use of an Infrared Thermal Imaging Camera known as Thermography where images are downloaded into a computer program to evaluate the horses. A technique known as Equine Flexion Therapy will help in identifying the particular weakness in the performance of the horse due to improper shoeing. Extensive work and research will be performed and documented on each case. This includes gas and coal forge work, shoeing, evaluating, theory in the classroom. Lameness issues that occur to horses will be a high priority to ensure a safe and sound horse. Additional tools, books, DVD’s and supplies will be needed. Promoting and How-to sponsor a horse owner clinic in your area will be practiced. 

More about Equine Flexion Therapy.

Note: Farriers must have completed our 6 or 12 week course or have one year working experience on their own. We suggest a one day interview prior. 

Courses                Clock hours
Advanced Forge Work and Blacksmithing: 90 hours = 2 weeks
Flexion Therapy, Horsemanship, Lameness Issues: 45 hours = 1 week

Shoeing the Western Style Horse Breeds: 90 hours = 2 weeks

Shoeing the English Style Horse Breeds: 45 hours = 1 week

Total hours: 270

Tuition: $7,000.00
Tools you will Need: $1,500.00
(or use ours)
Lab Fees & Supplies: 500.00
Farrier Certification testing fee: $200.00
Total: $9,200.00 

We ask that you bring your own shoeing rig with the hand tools and equipment. We will provide the coal forge(s). The $1,500.00 list we priced includes:

A Forge and swing out arm (or stand)  
Leveling Plate
2 hoof gauges
Shoers Ruler
Clip Starter
2 Hardies
Bob Punch
Welding flux and sure weld
Drill Tech sticks, 
Butcher block brush
Bees wax
Hot Shoeing Tongs
Clinch Block
Shoe Spreaders
Clinch Gouge
2 forge hammers
4 pair tongs
Steel and Aluminum Bar stock, various sizes
Rasp – variety with handles
3 specialty hoof knives
3 books, 10 DVD’s (or more) 

Our Study Guides Are

Excellent Resources for Farriers!

Great for Apprentice Farriers and Beginners!

Three levels available:

BWFA Study Guides

BWFA Study Guides

  • Apprentice I, II & Journeyman I

  • Journeyman II

  • Master Farrier

$28 Each

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