Northwest College

Center for Training & Development

Career Programs


January 16, 2017 -April 14, 2017

Students will learn farrier science skills and prepare for the American Farriers Association Certified Farrier test.  Following the completion of the course the students will be able to apply concepts to the assessment of the foot care needs of the horse, as well as perform the skills of trimming, shoeing and maintenance of the foot, recognize disease of the hoof, determine and correctly apply appropriate types of shoes for different purposes, and apply forging techniques.  Students who successfully complete this program will be prepared to become an AFA Certified Farrier.

Topics covered will include:

  • Balance and weight bearing
  • Diseases of the hoof
  • Foot and leg anatomy
  • Lameness and horse health
  • Hoof care
  • Trimming
  • Types and classification of shoes
  • Selection of shoes for soundness
  • Selection of shoes for performance
  • Farrier Craftsmanship
  • Shaping and measuring
  • Shoe forming/metalwork/forging including keg alterations and basics of handmade plates
  • Custom shoeing
  • Specialized areas of shoeing- gaited horses, race horses, draft horses

Please call to be added to the waitlist for this program.

To register or for more information: call 307-754-6062 or email

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Center for Training & Development
307-754-6062 OR