PROFESSIONAL HORSESHOEING COURSE

The Professional Horseshoeing Course is designed to begin at the basic level and develop you to the point where you feel comfortable practicing your craft for the public and charging a fair price for your work.

Forge skills become more important as you acquire larger accounts with more horses; some of which will require handmade shoes to satisfy a customer. If a customer has ten horses and only two of them require more specialized skills, your ability to do that work gets you the whole account. If you can’t do the work, then you don’t get that account. As a professional farrier, you will want to work for larger accounts so that you can spend more time working and less time driving. Also, remember that more specialized work commands a higher fee.

Upon graduation from the Professional Horseshoeing Course, you will be competent to shoe almost any type of horse for whatever special requirements the horse may have with few limitations. At the Oklahoma Horseshoeing School this is considered to be entry level, full time professional horseshoeing.

LENGTH:

8 weeks (432 hours of instruction)
15% Classroom, 85% hands-on-work

CLASS DATES

8 weeks (432 hours of instruction)
15% Classroom, 85% hands-on-work

CURRICULUM:

Lectures, Reading Assignments,and Demonstrations: (72 hours)

Anatomy: 14 Hours

Basic Anatomy – 5 Hours

  • Anatomy of the hoof and leg
  • Proper angle of the hoof

Anatomy with review in detail of – 9 hours

  • Bones and Joints
  • Tendons and Ligaments
  • Foot Biomechanics
  • Sensitive Structures
  • Hoof Structure

Theory of Specialty Shoeing: 14 Hours

Basic Specialty Shoeing – 14 Hours

  • Performance Horses-Western and English
  • Draft Horses
  • Gaited and Walking Horses
  • Endurance Horses
  • Mules

Theory of Corrective Shoeing: 14 Hours

Basic Corrections for Traveling – 3 Hours

Corrective Shoeing with Review in Detail of – 11 Hours

  • Foot conformation types
  • Limb conformation types
  • The gaits of the horse
  • Correcting faults and gaits

Theory of Therapeutic Shoeing: 20 Hours

Basic Therapeutic Shoeing – 6 Hours

  • Lameness of the hoof and leg.

Advanced Therapeutic Shoeing with Review in Detail of – 6 Hours

  • Lameness of the foot
  • Lameness of the fore limb and hind limb
  • Hoof Repair with plastics
  • Leg braces

Intro to Forge Work: 1 Hour

How to Start and Run Your Own Business: 5 Hours

Determining a Horse’s Age: 4 Hours


Horseshoeing (360 Hours)

Intro to Forge Work and Basic Horseshoeing: 90 Hours

  • Shoeing and/or Trimming Every Day
  • Training Horses to Stand and be Shod.
  • Handcrafting from Raw Steel:
    •  Fore Punch
    •  Pritchel
    •  Basic Front Shoe
    •  Basic Hind Shoe

Hot Shoeing: 62 Hours

Shoeing with Handmade Shoes for Normal Horses: 58 Hours

Performance Horseshoeing with Hand Made Shoes: 50 Hours

Specialty Shoeing with Handmade Shoes: 50 Hours

Corrective Shoeing with Handmade Shoes: 50 Hours

 

Contact us:

Email: okhorseschool@aol.com

Tel No. : 1.405.288.6085
1.800.538.1383

1.405.288.1004 (fax)



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Copyright © 2012 Oklahoma Horseshoeing School. All Rights Reserved.

Oklahoma Horseshoeing School
26446 Horseshoe Circle
Purcell, OK 73080 USA

Licensed by:
Oklahoma Board of Private
Vocational Scool and Approved by ODVA SAA

Contact us:

Email: okhorseschool@aol.com

Tel No. : 1.405.288.6085
1.800.538.1383

1.405.288.1004 (fax)



FOLLOW US:

Copyright © 2012 Oklahoma Horseshoeing School. All Rights Reserved.

Oklahoma Horseshoeing School
26446 Horseshoe Circle
Purcell, OK 73080 USA

Licensed by:
Oklahoma Board of Private
Vocational Scool and Approved by ODVA SAA