Quality and type of education
Visiting the school
Is farriery right for you?
Different paths to become a farrier
Kentucky Horseshoeing School
How to Choose a Horseshoeing School
Farrier Foundation Course
Or do you want to learn how to take care of your own horse’s feet?
We saw a need to help people who want to learn more about horses, horse care and horse hoof care, in particular. So, we made a first-ever, on-line course for those who love horses and want to work with them. Our course helps those who are thinking about becoming farriers or who want to look after their own horses. Now, prospective farrier students can begin learning at home before attending a farrier school. This course adds to your future success as a farrier.
You can find more details on our new websitewww.farrierfoundation.com and how this course can help you get started. If you click on the link below it will take you to the website where a video describes what is included within the course and gives you an overview. www.farrierfoundation.com/farrierfoundationcourse
Professional Farrier Skills Training for All Levels
Basic 6-Week Horseshoeing Course
Advanced (Specialized) 6-Week Horseshoeing Course
Graduate-Level Professional Farrier Skills Training
- Learn faster with hands-on coaching
- Master advanced farrier techniques
- Reach your desired skill level
- Increase your income significantly
Small Group Workshops
Workshops at Your Location
Montana State University Farrier School offers a 16-week program designed specifically for those who wish to pursue careers as farriers. This professional course provides students with the opportunity to obtain a solid background in the field of farrier science through the application of sound principles in a practical hands-on setting. Students will have the opportunity to obtain the knowledge and develop the skills necessary to establish their own practice, qualify for licensing at major race tracks, and prepare for the American Farrier Association Certification exam. Further study in an advanced class is also offered. The Animal and Range Sciences Department at Montana State University sponsors the Farrier Program. The Farrier School, which was established in 1970, receives no state funding and is supported entirely with student fees.
MSU Farrier School Director & Instructor - Bryce Kawasaki
Professional Course - Now changed to 16 weeks
The Principles of Horseshoeing (P3)
- Introduction to the farrier industry and how to get started
- What to look for when choosing a farrier
- Progressive skill levels based on a unique matrix of learning
- Anatomy, tendons and ligaments, foot structure and function
- Foot diseases and treatments, causes and prevention of lameness
- Front and hind limb conformation and unsoundnesses
- Foot skills, pad selection and application
- Shoe types and sizes; hot and cold shaping of shoes
- Forging fires and heats; forging tool maintenance
- Business skills, goal setting and tips for success
- And much more
Shoeing In Your Right Mind
- Mind shifts you must make in order to get your mind “right”
- reasons why you need to acquire visual thinking skills
- 39 specific exercises designed to help you master the five skills of visual perception
- Visualization and how it can help increase shoe fitting efficiency by at least 30 percent.
- Current industry challenges and opportunities
- Ways to advance your business knowledge
- Organizational skills and systems for running your business
- Strategies to market and expand your operation
- What it takes to stay profitable and prepare for retirement
- Keys to staying balanced while reaping the rewards of your efforts
- Understand what constitutes quality, humane horse and hoof care.
- Learn about common foot problems and diseases.
- Grasp basic foot anatomy, structure and function.
- Learn basic vocabulary and definitions to help effectively communicate your horse’s needs.
- Get tips on how to select a farrier.>
- Evaluate the decision, cost and responsibility of owning a horse.
Laminitis & Founder
- Understand the predisposing cause
- Determine the stage of the disease
- Decide on a mode of action, and
- Learn how best to prevent future attacks.