Minnesota School of Horseshoeing
Two Week Horse Owners Trimming Course
This course is designed for horse owners interested in maintaining the health of their own horses’ hooves. Emphasis is placed on balancing horses’ hooves. Students will learn basic foot and limb anatomy, functions of the hoof, bones and joints of the limbs, tendons of the limbs and sensitive hoof structures, and what constitutes a healthy or unhealthy foot. The course will also include proper horse handling and correct hoof preparation.
Our goal is to introduce you to horse anatomy so you may effectively communicate with your farrier or veterinarian and to correctly trim and balance your horses’ hooves.
This course does not include shoeing horses. If you are interested in a horse owner’s course of shoeing horses, please consider enrolling in our four week shoeing course.
Two Week Trim Course - 80 hours
Books, Tools 547.00
Books and Tools includes:
Textbook, Essential Principles of Horseshoeing, Butler, $100.00
FootPro Hoof Nipper $175.00
Ward & Story Hoof Gauge, 54.00
FP Hoof Knife, 17.00
Bellota 6″ File, 5.70
Mercury 14″ Hoof Rasp, 22.00
Wood Screw On Rasp Handle, 3.50
Spring Divider, 8.25
Myron McLane Shoeing Apron, 159.60
Total for books and tools = $545.05
All prices are approximate and subject to change
It is recommended that you have a tool bag or tool box for your tools.
Lab Fee 25.00
Orientation, Tools, Lab 5 Hours
Anatomy & Physiology 20 Hours
Horsemanship 5 Hours
Trimming 48 Hours
Written Exam 2 Hours
January 2 – January 13
March 27 – April 7
June 19 – June 30
August 28 – September 22