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14013 Georgia 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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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.

Finish school faster.

Make money sooner.

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!!

Horseshoeing I    2 Weeks (10 Days) = 90 Hours

These are the first 2 weeks of all our courses. It is designed to teach the students how to properly trim and shoe a normal horse for their own personal use or as a beginner course to advance into the six or twelve week courses. You will receive training in the classroom, by shoeing live horses and learn the necessary forging techniques. This course is an excellent place to start!

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, The Calvary 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 Includes: #3 School Manual, Anatomy Book.

Option 2 Includes: #3 School Manual, Anatomy Book, The EFT Course and Book. 

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.

This course is accepted by the Veterans Post 9/11 Funding.

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 and BWFA Journeyman II Study Guide.

Click Here for More Information on Horseshoeing IV

Trim Class
We offer two day courses for horse owners who want to bring their horses with them and learn to trim their own.

Trim Class Details Here.

Call 706-397-8909 for next available Trim Class dates and reserve your space today. These classes fill quickly.

Horsemanship Classes

We offer short courses for farriers and horse owners who want to learn the fundamentals of handling, safety, riding & more.

Horsemanship Class Details Here.

Course Curriculam 

Each course starts with the "Grammar School of Trimming and Shoeing Horses" on DVD and every day after.
Anatomy of the Hoof
Hoof Structures
Angle of the Hoof
Lameness of the Hoof
Bones of the Front and Hind Limb
Ligaments and Tendons
Traveling Problems and Correction
Aging the Horse
Shoe and Nail Sizes
Serious Hoof Problems
Horse Psychology
Problem Solving
Manual Provided
Business Strategy Program

Determining Angle of Hoof
Properly Balancing the Hoof
Lameness, Evaluating
Safety in Handling the Horse
Correctly Driving Nails
Clinching 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
Live Shoeing
Forging Skills

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.