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Riley Mickelsen CJF

Head Instructor

As a Professional Farrier, Riley has put his skills to the test multiple times from different farrier organizations. He received the Level 1 and 2 Journeyman Certification from the Brotherhood of Working Farriers (BWFA) soon after he became a full time farrier.


After he successfully tested with the BWFA, he went on to test with the American Farriers Association (AFA). There he learned the importance of practice and honing his abilities. After a few attempts, he passed all of the AFA Certification levels including the Certified Journeyman Farrier. He learned from this experience that becoming a master of the trade is a lifelong pursuit. The more he studies the farrier trade, the more he has realized there is to learn. 

Along with his Farrier Certifications, Riley possesses a Bachelors in Business Management from BYU-Idaho. He is also currently pursuing a Masters Degree from the prestigious University of Edinburgh in Equine Science. He is completely fluent in Spanish and worked as the head instructor for Oklahoma Horseshoeing school for 2 years. He and his family are excited to help you in any way they can.