Welcome to Prairie Farrier School   

The Prairie Farrier School was established due to the large demand for skilled, competent,
 farriers and horseshoers. It is the goal of the Prairie Farrier School to meet the challenge
of this growing trade by graduating skilled professionals.  

The farrier program at Prairie Farrier School covers;


body positioning

horse handling

anatomy ; bones, joints, tendons, ligaments...their purpose and functions

lameness issues and diseases of the hoof

conformation evaluations & gait faults

trimming for balance

hot and cold shoeing

horseshoes, pads & nails

forge work

shoe modifications

hoof reconstruction and glue-on shoes

tools and truck set-up

the business of being a farrier

customer relations   

*** and  so much more




Limited students per course so we keep the student to instructor ratio as low as possible.


Class hours are; Mon - Thur 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Fri. 9:00 am - 12:00 noon. Friday afternoons are left for catch up work.

These are the minimum hours. We may be working on horses from 8:00 am til 8:00 pm on many ocassions, there are road trips and travelling.

There are many asssignments, tons of homework, actual case studies, and alot of reading in this intense hands on, lab and lecture based course.


We have guest farriers, vets, prior students and horse owners to discuss various problems and issues related to horses. When you leave Prairie Farrier School you will have a great education and a great start on your new carreer as an entry level professional farrier.


As a student, you will get under a ton of horses, but please keep in mind that quality is always more important than quantity.


Institutional Goals

• Bring each student's skill to the highest possible level.

• Provide access for educational opportunities.

• Promote student engagement in activities that enhance learning.

• Create opportunities for personal development, growth, leadership and civic responsibility.


Excessive physical strength is not required to become a successful farrier. However, a student must understand the physical demands necessary to learn and perform the proper techniques of trimming and shoeing a horse. In fact, proper fitness and the ability to work with hand tools are necessary components for any student to be successful throughout the rigorous curriculum at Prairie Farrier School.

We do not pander to snowflakes...this job is not easy, you really have to want it.


The next course starts very soon




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