Professional Farrier Courses
We have structured our curriculum in a way for you to effectively learn each principle. During your course work, you will enjoy a very small class size with personalized instruction.
16 Week Journeyman Farrier Course: If you do not like to settle for mediocre, this course is for you. This course is designed for those that want to become leaders in the farrier industry. Our goal for our 16 week students is for them to be prepared to take the highest and most difficult level of certification offered in the United States, which is the AFA Certified Journeyman Farrier test.
8 Week Certified Farrier Course: When you graduate, our goal is for you to be ready to take and pass the AFA (American Farriers Association) Certified Farrier test and start a successful career as a professional farrier. Shoeing for specific breeds, anatomy, and correctional shoeing will be covered in this course.
2 Week Farrier Fundamentals Course: In the fundamentals course, you will study basic anatomy of the hoof and leg. You will share barn space with the 8 week students but your focus will be how to achieve a balanced trim, pull shoes, and forge basic projects. This is a great intro class for those that are not interested in becoming a professional farrier.
We accept new students the first Monday of
Diplomas will not be given until completion of the final test of the 400 level course. This is a very difficult test that will require you to spend a lot of extra hours practicing. Most farriers will never achieve this skill level of forging and correct shoe placement. The amount of hours you spend practicing will determine if you graduate.
This is the buckle we offer to our top graduates. To achieve this buckle, you must be able to shoe a horse with handmade, fullered, toe clipped/ quarter clipped shoes in under 3 hours. Your work will be judged to the highest standard by all 3 of our instructors.