The Basic Horseshoeing Course is a two week course
that provides a sound basic foundation of horseshoeing
skills. It is designed for the person who plans to shoe
part-time while maintaining his present employment or
The intent of this course is to teach
you to shoe your own horses and perhaps build up a
part-time clientele. Many graduates of the Basic
Horseshoeing Course have built their clientele into a
full-time business; however, we do not recommend this.
If you want to be a professional horseshoer, we would like
to have you in school for at least eight weeks - longer if possible.
For those of you who are on vacation from work, rest assured
that upon successful completion of the two week course, you
will have learned sound basic horseshoeing.
You may return
to school to continue your education at any time.
Upon graduation from the Basic Horseshoeing Course, if you work at
shoeing horses, you will be able to turn out the same high quality
work you learned at school at the rate of one horse shod per hour
within one month's time.
| LENGTH: 2 WEEKS (108 hours of instruction)
15% classroom, 85% hands-on-work
|CLASS DATES: A new class begins every
Monday throughout the year
|SCHEDULE: Monday though Saturday,
7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
|Your dormitory room is free while you are a student at Oklahoma Horseshoeing School.|
|Lectures: (18 hours)
Anatomy of the Hoof
Anatomy of the Leg
Proper Angle of the Hoof
Corrections for Traveling Problems
Lameness of the Leg
Lameness of the Hoof
Introduction to Forge Work
Determining a Horse's Age
How to Start and Run Your Own Business
Shoeing and/or trimming horses every day of class
Training horses to stand and be shod
Handcrafting from raw steel:
Basic front shoe
Basic hind shoe
REQUIRED SUPPLIES FOR BASIC HORSESHOEING COURSE: Students
must have hand tools, text book and manual. The required hand tools
and text are itemized in the 2-week Required Tools.
If you already have tools of your own you may
bring them. If not then PLEASE buy your tools from us here in our
office. The reason we ask this is that we have found that almost all
of the students who buy their tools elsewhere end up buying the wrong
tools to the extent that they are not even usable, leaving them having
to purchase new tools anyway. We do have economy brand tools as well
as the very best tools, and all are at very competitive prices.
You will be given your course manual when you arrive.
The Tool List is in Adobe PDF format. You can obtain the Adobe Reader free of charge at: Adobe.com
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