Syllabus

Creating Industry Leaders

100 Level Course (4 weeks)

Study Work

Anatomy of Hoof

Anatomy of leg (knee Down)

Hoof Angles

Conformation

Balance

Hoof abnormalities

Leg abnormalities

Forge Work

Plain Stamped Front Shoes

Plain Stamped Hind Shoes

Fore Punch

Pritchel 

 

Test

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

200 Level Course (4 weeks)

Study Work

Anatomy review

Tendons and ligaments

Laminitis

Navicular

Ringbone

Sidebone

Forge Work

Fullered Front Shoe

Fullered Hind Shoe

Front Rolled toe

Front Rocker toe

 

Test

Shoe 2 feet with hand-forged fullered shoes in 2 hours 

300 Level Course (4 weeks)

Study Work

Anatomy review

Tendons and ligaments review

Tendon injuries

Shoeing protocols

Toe cracks/quarter cracks

Shoeing Performance horses

Forge Work

Front Toe Clip shoe

Hind Quarter Clip shoe

Sliders 

Trailer

Test

Shoe 2 feet with handmade toe clipped/quarter clipped shoes in 2 hours

 

2 week break/apprenticeship

400 Level Course (4 weeks)

Study Work

Anatomy review

Tendons and ligaments review

Corrective Trimming 

Corrective Shoeing

Weight Bearing

Working with Vets

Business Ethics

Forge Work

Front/Hind Bar Shoe

Front/Hind Heart Bar

Front/Hind Patten Bar

Final Test

Shoe 4 feet with handmade toe clipped/quarter clipped shoes in 2.5 hours

 

500 Level Course (1+ weeks)

Our 500 level Class is offered to working farriers with at least 1 year of experience wishing to pursue certification through the American Farriers Association. It is offered in a pay-by-week method. Work will include shoe board completion and advanced forging exercises. Graduates of IHS may come and take 500 level classes for free. 

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599 N 2850 E
Roberts, Jefferson County 83444
USA

208 313 8332