Course Descriptions-5 Courses To Choose From
Did you know? A certified Farrier can earn $50,000 - $100,000 per year!
Five courses to choose from: 2 days to 24 weeks!
100% Hands On Shoeing With LIVE Horses At Our School!
We NEVER Shoe Horse Cadaver Hooves!!!
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5 Courses to choose from, 2 days to 24 weeks!
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We use a streamlined teaching method, backed by 29 years of research. Our use of today's technology allows us to solve hoof problems faster and more efficiently. With 90% of our hands-on training being on-site, we save even more time, providing an 8 week education in a 6 week period of time and a 16 week education in 12 weeks. We are the ONLY school to offer an additional Advanced Specialty 6 week course.
Our teaching is based on our easy to comprehend “6-Steps” plan. We call it “The Grammar School of Trimming and Shoeing Horses” (copyrighted).
New students are NON Horse Owners & Horse Owners: You may have experience riding on top of a horse, but not under a horse. You are here as a beginner. When you apply our 6 Steps you will only then understand the importance of the farriers role in maintaining a healthy horse with healthier hooves to stand on.
Our school allows you to attend on a full-time, part-time or Saturday-Only schedule. Click on "Attendance Options" to learn more. Classes are held Tuesday through Saturday, year round.
Students are welcome to bring their own horses to trim & shoe during their training!!
Horses are provided by the public, different daily & delivered to the school saving valuable time & in a educational atmosphere. This allows you to work at "your own pace". Small classes of 8 are preferred.
50% Live Shoeing
40% Shop Forgework
(Hot, Cold, Corrective)
10% Classroom Discussions & Lectures By Guest Farriers.
Horseshoeing I 2 Weeks (10 Days) = 90 Hours
These are the first 2 weeks of all our courses. We begin with safety first, while handling and being underneath horses. Whether you are a horse owner with a few horses, barn manager with a herd or maybe considering to coninue into this as a career, these first two weeks are crucial in understanding the REASON and PURPOSE of trimming, shoeing, overall hoof care and safety ! Training in class, by shoeing live horses and learning the necessary shoe shaping and forging techniques. (This course is NOT intended for you to go out and shoe for the public and not VA approved.)
Includes: #1 School Manual and DVD
Horseshoeing II 6 Weeks (30 Days) = 270 Hours
Six Weeks (30 days): You will receive the equivalent of an eight week course in a six week period, allowing you to spend a shorter time away from home. You will learn how to change the horse's mode of travel caused by poor leg and hoof conformation or previous improper shoeing, how to recognize, prevent and correct lameness, in depth study of the anatomy related to proper balance and shoeing of all breeds and types of horses. You will learn to handle spoiled horses, learn basic horse psychology, how to set up your own business and shoeing rig, receive BUSINESS STRATEGY LECTURES, classroom time and extensive live shoeing and forging.
Includes: #2 School Manual, Nutrition Booklet and DVD, Novel Headstall DVD.
Horseshoeing III 12 Weeks (60 Days) = 549 Hours
Twelve Weeks (60 days): This course prepares the student further to be a professional farrier. After the six week course you will concentrate your time on perfecting your techniques. You will work with the professional farriers in the FNRC. You will learn to use the arc welder in making more professional corrective shoes. You will learn advanced shoeing techniques for lameness of the leg, hoof repair along with continuous live shoeing, classroom and forging each day. Includes the EFT Class.
Option 1 Tools Includes: #3 School Manual, The EFT Course and Book.
Option 2 Tools Includes: #3 School Manual, The EFT Course and Book, Anvil & Forge.
Horseshoeing IV Advanced Course Additional 6 Weeks (30 DAYS) 270 HOURS
You must complete the 6 or 12 week course before enrolling in this continuing education course.
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.
Includes: #4 School Manual.
Trim Class (Only available here)
We offer two day courses for horse owners who want to bring their horses with them and learn to trim their own.
Call 706-397-8909 for next available Trim Class dates and reserve your space today. These classes fill quickly.
Each course starts with
the "Grammar School of Trimming and Shoeing Horses" on DVD and every day after.
Anatomy of the Hoof
Angle of the Hoof
Lameness of the Hoof
Bones of the Front and
Ligaments and Tendons
Traveling Problems and Correction
Aging the Horse
Shoe and Nail Sizes
Serious Hoof Problems
Business Strategy Program
Determining Angle of Hoof
Properly Balancing the Hoof
Safety in Handling the Horse
Correctly Driving Nails
Treat arising problems: Cracks, Splits, Hoof Loss, and Flattening, Mounting and Centering the Shoe Properly New Product Trials
Treadmill, Track and CaseyCam in action.
Written and Oral Testing
Forge Work & Blacksmithing:
Introduction to Cold Shoe Shaping
Introduction to Hot Forging using propane gas forges Making Corrective Shoes from Factory Made Shoes Making Corrective Shoes from Bar Stock Arc Welding When Making Corrective Shoes.
We highly promote safety measures at our school to avoid injuries. You will be asked to sign a liability release form on your first day. We recommend that you acquire a tetanus vaccination for your own protection.
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