To Casey and Son Horseshoeing School,
I would like to thank you for the opportunity to train at your facility. I had no prior experience prior to attending and graduated with a wealth of knowledge. I also did not realize I would be gaining such a supportive network of knowledge that is willing to help and guide me throughout my career. I was fortunate to attend the 12 week AND the 6 week Advanced Courses!
From the first time talking with Ginger she went well above and beyond in her service and assistance. When I was unable to attend on my original start date the School again ensured me it was no issue and fully understands life problems and changes, often at the last minute.
I am a retired Coast Guardsman rated at 100% disability. The school never pressured too hard when I had rough days or old injuries acting up. Link would change the schedule or my tasking for that day in order to accommodate my physical abilities. I originally believed that I would not be able to meet the physical challenges of becoming a farrier, but quickly realized the health benefits of the job. This has been one of the greatest physical therapies I have ever been a part of. You also get the satisfaction of helping equine and educating horse owners on the importance of taking care of their horses.
Since graduating I have applied the techniques taught as well as business strategies learned. If you are willing to listen and apply from the decades of experience taught by the Casey's you can have a successful career. Once graduated you will have a vast network of knowledge and experience to help with any problems that may arise and a helpline for advice.
I have also learned since graduating that it doesn't matter your experience level. Horse owners want to know you care, can be contacted, and show up when you say you will. I feel that if you can stick to these things owners will gladly pay you for your services and not question your opinions. It has also been nice having the Farriers’ National Research Center located at the school, as this is an invaluable resource for any farrier.
Thank you, Scott Wilburn
Scott also told us that the horse handling and training with the Noavel Headstall helped him immensely. The Equine Flexion Therapy course was EXCELLENT and rounded out his education with the anatomy and motion of horses in general. He recently held a clinic at a private barn. They too were excited to learn something new from their farrier! He had their unridden, never shod 13 year old gelding ready for shoeing and riding after just an hour of safe handling with the Noavel Headstall.
Scott attended the 12 week AND the 6 week Advanced Courses! We know he will go far in this career to support his big family !