The blacksmith and farrier craft is one of civilization's oldest professions still in demand today. The farrier craft requires a high degree of knowledge and skill. The highest demand and income potential is for the farrier who is well educated, properly trained and has professional credentials. It is also necessary to keep abreast of new technology and techniques. This school was started with these goals in mind. We offer a well designed educational program, using the most current equipment to meet this demand.
Statistics have shown that over 79% of all of a horse's problems will occur from the knee down. Most of these problems fall directly in the realm of the horseshoer influence. The school's primary objectives are teaching the shoeing of the normal horse and corrective problem horse. This includes cold shoeing, hot shoeing and corrective shoeing. You will be taught a series of techniques which you will be able to apply to the shoeing of any horse, along with the variations necessary to correct faulty gaits or lameness. We Also teach the students methods of handling spoiled horses and good techniques to restrain horses while being shod. We offer the best training available to prepare the student to become a professional farrier.