We are proud of our 30 year legacy:
We are a self-employed small business, a Trade School teaching our students not only the role of a farrier, but how to successfully run their own self-employed small business.
"A one person show is a small business"
Our horseshoeing school is unique. Full time and part time classes are available. Pay as you go tuition options available to assist students without financial aid.
We train and educate farriers, providing knowledge and skill at the highest level. We also strive to stay abreast of new techniques and technology, providing the best farrier education possible. Every day will offer hands on shoeing, including:
Hot And Cold Forge Work (Blacksmithing)
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.
Nestled in the Chattahoochee National Forest of North Georgia. The Casey and Son Horseshoeing School & Clinic is located in the friendly community of Villanow. Fishing lakes, trout streams & national parks with scenic mountain views are all within a 10 mile radius of the school. Dalton and Calhoun, Georgia are located just 12 and 15 miles away, offering restaurants and shopping centers. The school is located 65 miles north of Atlanta, Georgia and 35 miles south of Chattanooga, Tennessee with easy access to I-75.
(See a detailed map on our "Contact Us" page here.)
First, you'll need to submit your required forms and a deposit to hold your place in the class date that you choose. For availability and details, give us a call at 706-397-8909. Go to How To Apply located above for the forms.
Certifcation of Authorization
We are a privately owned trade school, recognized by the State of Georgia Nonpublic Post Secondary Education Commission. You will receive a Certificate of Completion (not to be confused with a certification from a separate entity.)
Persons physically able to perform these endeavors. Students are not required to have a high school diploma or GED to attend our school.
For more information click here for age requirements.
Since 1989, we have held approval from the Georgia Non Public Post-Secondary Commission, then the Veterans Administration (VA) GI Bill and VA Post 9/11 funding, approval from the Department of Immigration and various WIA programs. We choose to remain a private trade school and are not affiliated with the federal or state school system. This is a family operation dedicated to serve you, our customers, with the utmost of training, services and on site courtesy and professionalism, but in a down to earth friendly manner. Our students’ ages have ranged from 14 to 65, with no educational degree or GED required, which presently we suggest ages 18, 21 and over.
Your tuition balance will be due on the 1st day of class unless other arrangements have been discussed. We accept the following payment methods:
Personal or business checks
All major credit/debit cards
Money Orders and Cashier's Checks
Veterans: G.I. Bill, Vocational Rehab., Post 9/11
Financial Assistance: From outside sources may include schools, clubs, Wounded Warriors, etc.
Federal and State (varies by state) WIA, Vocational Rehab.
Personal: Pay-as-you-go part time plan