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100 Level Course
(4 weeks)

You will receive an overview of hoof anatomy and basic hoof trimming and shoeing techniques to keep horses sound and comfortable. You will trim and shoe on live horse hooves during everyday of this course. You will also start on a few forging projects (see syllabus page). The goal of the 100 level course material is to give you foundation knowledge to continue your education in the 200 level course.

100 Level Course 

Study Work

Anatomy of Hoof

Anatomy of leg (knee Down)

Hoof Angles



Hoof abnormalities

Leg abnormalities

Forge Work

Plain Stamped Front Shoes

Plain Stamped Hind Shoes

Fore Punch



Correctly trim and shoe 1 foot with a handmade plain stamped shoe in 2 hours

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