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14013 Georgia East Hwy 136
LaFayette, GA, 30728

7063978909

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.

Horseshoeing IV Advanced Course

 Accepted by all Veteran funding programs After the 6 or 12 week course has been completed

Courses:                                               Clock hours

Advanced Forge Work and Blacksmithing
90 hour = 10 days

 

Flexion Therapy, Horsemanship, Lameness Issues
45 hours = 5 days

 

Shoeing the Western Style Horse Breeds

90 hours = 10 days

 

Shoeing the English Style Horse Breeds

45 hours = 5 days

 

Total hours are 270, in 30 days, equals 6 weeks

You are welcome to bring your own shoeing rig, tools and equipment. We will provide the gas & coal forges.

The list can include:

  • Leveling Plate
  • Hoof Stand
  • 2-3 hoof gauges
  • Shoers Ruler
  • Clip Starter
  • 2 Hardies
  • Creaser
  • Bob Punch
  • Welding flux and sure weld
  • Drill Tech sticks
  • Butcher block brush
  • Bees wax
  • Hot Shoeing Tongs
  • 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)

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.  We divided it up into 4 divisions for a total of 6 weeks of advanced training. Working Farriers can attend one week at a time. Veterans attend full time and can apply immediately following their 12 week course.

 

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.

Note: Farriers must have completed our 6 or12 week course or other Farriers have one year working experience on their own. We suggest a one day interview prior.