JAPAN

Education Center of Japan Farriers Association
Tsuruta, Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan
03-5833-1751
www.farriers.or.jp/english/index.html

The JFA operates the “Farriers Education Center,” Japan’s only certified farriers training organization. The center is an all-dormitory, paid system for one year, composed of 16 students.

Lectures will run up to more than 1,310 hours, while subjects of study vary from anatomy of legs and hooves, physiology, pathology, biomechanics, principle of horseshoeing, general equine science, etc. Practical subjects include forging, hoof trimming, standard skill of shoeing, therapeutic and pathological shoeing, horse riding, etc.