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Two Months Farrier Course (8 weeks)

Curriculum includes learning hot shoeing horses, making and putting clip-on shoes and natural balance shoes, and training for working with problem horses, plus many more advanced techniques and procedures involving all aspects of shoeing for qualification as a farrier.

Students also go on field trips to various guest ranches to shoe horses. They are required to hand-make the following shoes; front shoe, block toe shoe with side clips, bar shoe, toe clip and outside trailer calk, & natural balance shoes.

Cost of the Eight Week Course:
Tuition: $7,500.00
Tools & Books: $925.00
Total: $8,425.00

Total number of hours in the course: 320 hours
Examination and Theory: 8 hours
Lecture and Forge Work: 30 hours
Shoeing and Field Work: 282 hours

GRADING AND SATISFACTORY PROGRESS

A minimum passing grade of 75% out of a possible 100% is required on all examinations and assignments. If a student scores below our high standards, we will work with him/her as much as needed until a passing grade is achieved. A student is dismissed by the school when it is clear that he/she is unable to satisfactorily acquire the knowledge and skills required to be a competent horseshoer.

Scoring as follows:

Shoeing Horse Test: 50% of grade
Forge Test: 25% of grade
Written Test: 25% of grade

REQUIRED TOOLS AND ACCESSORIES ARE PROVIDED BY NAHEF AND BECOME THE PROPERTY OF THE STUDENT AT SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF COURSE:

  • 1 pair cutting nippers
  • 1 rasp
  • 1 pair pull offs
  • 1 pair clinchers
  • 1 pair clinch cutters
  • 1 hook knife
  • 1 nailing hammer
  • 1 apron
  • 1 round hammer
  • 1 pair dividers
  • 1 foot gauge
  • 1 textbook
  • 1 equine leveler

Cost of these items: $925.00

All other equipment and supplies, such as benches, forges, anvils, vises, shoes and nails are furnished by the school.