USA (West)

Arizona

Tucson School of Horseshoeing
2230 N Kimberlee Rd, Tucson, AZ 85749, USA
520-749-5212 or 800-657-2779
www.tucsonhorseshoeing.com/

Tucson School of Horseshoeing has complete facilities unsurpassed in efficiency and practicality. Careful thought and consideration have been given to their design and construction. The highly concentrated horseshoeing courses taught at this school deal exclusively with farriery and some blacksmith work. We do not try to cover veterinary medicine, but we make certain that you are well versed in the anatomy of the horse’s legs and feet.

Caifornia

Pacific Coast Horseshoeing School, LLC
5225 Carbondale Rd, Plymouth, CA 95669, USA
209-245-3920
www.farrierschool.com

Pacific Coast Horseshoeing School, LLC was established in 1991 in Sacramento, California. A commitment to each student’s success sets PCHS apart from other schools.

Sierra South Horseshoeing School
25040 E Old Julian Hwy, Ramona, CA 92065, USA
760-788-8115 or 760-207-8288
www.sierrahorseshoeing.com/

Students from the Sierra South Horseshoeing School are from the USA and the world over. The Sierra South Horseshoeing School is licensed by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education.

Students handle horses and tools from the first week of school, and continue with as much hands-on experience as time allows throughout the course. Hand forged shoes are fabricated for basic and therapeutic shoeing, as students study anatomy, physiology, and the conformation of the horse.

Colorado

Colorado School of Trades
1575 Hoyt St, Lakewood, CO 80215, USA
303-233-4697
www.schooloftrades.edu/

The Colorado School of Trades has applied a system based upon hands-on, project oriented training geared to train individuals who wish to become artisan craftsmen.

Colorado State University Equine Sciences Department
Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA
970-491-8373
equinescience.colostate.edu

The Equine Sciences Program at Colorado State University has a long history, both in the College of Agricultural Sciences and the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Research programs, centered in both colleges, provide an unmatched situation for support of the undergraduate program. Over 360 students from across the U.S. and several foreign countries are currently enrolled in the Colorado State Equine Sciences Program.

Forging with Intention [blacksmith school]
1521 1st St, Berthoud, CO 80513, USA
303-859-0770
www.forgewithintention.com

Six different Blacksmithing classes will cover the basics of Blacksmithing and will have a strong focus of forging steel with accuracy and intent. These classes are project oriented with the overlapping of skills so students get to practice each skill repetitiously while creating different items. The classes are for both men and women and no experience is required.

David Norrie has been operating a Blacksmithing studio for 34 years, and has taught part time for 27 years. Now he is opening a blacksmithing school offering 6 weekend classes, 4 one week intensive classes, a welding class, and a found object sculpture class. These workshops will give someone a well rounded set of skills that will enable someone to create quality forged metalwork on there own. David’s teaching is based on the idea of ‘forging with intention’.

Pikes Peak Community College
5675 S Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906, USA
719-540-7348
www.ppcc.edu/app/catalog/2011/farrier-science.htm

Students completing the Farrier Science certificate will gain skills necessary for entry level employment in the area of professional Farrier, knowledgeable in the various needs of different horses and horseshoeing needs.

Western J Horseshoeing Farrier Apprenticeship
Weldona, CO 80653, USA
970-412-0959
www.westernjhorseshoeing.com

Become self employed in an economy-proof business. Earn the amount of money you want to make in one of the oldest trades in the world. The only farrier company that helps you build your business. Do not pass up the opportunity to have the freedom you deserve. For details go to www.westernjhorseshoeing.com

Montana

Montana State University Farrier School
Bozeman, MT 59717, USA
406-994-3722
animalrange.montana.edu/horseshoe.htm

Montana State University Farrier School offers an eleven-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.

New Mexico

Forgery School of Blacksmithing
13 Imnaha Rd, Tijeras, NM 87059, USA
505-281-8080 ‎
www.g3blacksmithing.com

The Forgery School of Blacksmithing was founded in 1986 by Robb Gunter. The new and updated facility can accommodate up to twelve students per class. We focus on individual attention in a clean, well organized and well equipped shop environment. Each student will have a complete work station with their own coal forge, anvil, vice and tooling setup with all materials provided.

We believe that having a good foundation of the fundamentals of blacksmithing enables the student to succeed and be able to advance further.

Mesalands Community College Farrier Science Program
911 South Tenth Street Tucumcari, New Mexico 88401
505-461-4413 Ext:158
www.mesalands.edu/academic-programs/degrees-certificates/equine-services/farrier-science

The Farrier Science program at Mesalands Community College offers both an Associate of Applied Science degree and an Occupational Certificate.

Turley Forge Blacksmithing School
919 Chicoma Vista, Santa Fe, NM 87507, USA
505-471-8608
www.turleyforge.com

This granddaddy of blacksmithing schools was established in 1970 making it the oldest of the modern blacksmithing schools. Classes are three week intensives designed for beginning and intermediate. We work in three areas: scrollwork, toolsmithing, and various forms of hardware. Advanced classes can be planned on request.

Read The Farrier Guide’s interview with Frank Turley of Turley Forge Blacksmithing School to learn more about the school, its instructor and curriculum.

Oregon

Oregon Farrier School
Salem, OR, USA
503-901-7651
www.oregonfarrierschool.com

NOTE: Our website has the most current and up to date info about Oregon Farrier School. Please check it out at www.oregonfarrierschool.com

We are happy to introduce two new programs that will join our existing list of offered studies. The pre-existing, Practical Farrier Program and the Professional Farrier Program have been updated and improved as well. We will no longer be offering the Master Farrier Program but have replaced it with the Advanced Farrier Program and the Internship Program. The Advanced Farrier Program and the Internship Program are two new and exciting programs that share the common goal of lengthening the education time of the modern day farrier. We recognize the demands on farriers and want to better prepare then by increasing their speed, confidence, knowledge, and experience.

Washington

Mission Farrier School
17028 Trombley Rd, Snohomish, WA 98290, USA
425-890-3043
www.missionfarrierschool.com

Mission Farrier School is dedicated to offering a common sense approach to the maintenance of the equine hoof, drawing on current and relevant Farrier Science. Mark Plumlee, CJF, RJF, CNBBT, CNBF, CLS, started Mission Farrier School in 1996, after teaching a conventional program at the local state community college. Plumlee has six farrier certifications from three national farrier associations, so is in a unique position to integrate traditional knowledge with more modern, centered farrier science, that focuses on achieving equilibrium around the coffin joint for an increased level of soundness in horses. Over the last 16 years, Mission Farrier School has educated over 400 graduates worldwide.

Read The Farrier Guide’s interview with Mark Plumlee of Mission Farrier School to learn more about the school, its instructor and curriculum.

Walla Walla Community College
500 Tausick Way, Walla Walla, WA 99362, USA
509-522-2500
www.wwcc.edu/farrier

WWCC offers an Associate in Applied Arts & Sciences (AAAS) Degree in Farrier Science which prepares students to take the American Farriers Association (AFA) Certified Farrier Examination by focusing students on advanced shoeing techniques with an emphasis on trimming, fitting, nailing and advanced forging.

One-year completers earn a Farrier Science Certificate and develop the skills to work with all breeds and types of horses with continued

supervision, and also prepares the student for the American Farriers Association Intern test.

A combination of classroom and lab coursework focuses on equine anatomy as it pertains to farrier science, conformation fault analysis, disease, leg and hoof lameness and corresponding therapeutic measures.

Wyoming

Northwest College Equine Studies
231 W 6th St, Powell, WY 82435, USA
307-754-6072 (Marv Sherwood, Equine Center Coordinator)
www.northwestcollege.edu/equine

Northwest College’s Equine Studies has three farrier options from which to choose, whether your goal is learning to properly care for the feet of your own horse, working as a professional farrier, or operating your own business: Farrier Business Management, Horse Owner Basic Hoof Care, Professional Farrier Certificate.

The three farrier options can also fit together. Starting with the Horse Owner Hoof Care certificate, you may then add more classes to achieve the Farrier Certificate. Finally, if you choose to add classes in business and general education, you will achieve your AAS in Farrier Business Management.