Veterans Education

Veteran Education


We appreciate our veterans who are the defenders of our freedom. We salute your sacrifice and honor. Thank you.


The Minnesota School of Horseshoeing has been educating Veterans of the United States Military since 1978.  We encourage you to register for one of our classes and take advantage of the funding options available to you.

Please give us a call if you think horseshoeing is for you and we can help you through the process.


Start Using Your Veteran Benefits Today

For Your Career of Tomorrow at the

Minnesota School of Horseshoeing



U.S. Military Veteran Careers

Are you a Veteran?

The Minnesota School of Horseshoeing has been enrolling and educating Veterans for more than 35 years.  Many veterans’ attending MSH has found becoming a farrier a satisfying and rewarding life style and career.

  • Farriers are in demand nationwide
  • Farriers make an honest and good living and always have work to do, especially in our current economy
  • If independence is important to you have it with horseshoeing; be your own boss, set your own hours, set your goals with regard to income.


Contact us for more information at 763-427-5850 to find out if a career in horseshoeing is right for you.


Selected Reserve (MG1B-SR)

The MG1B-SR program may be available to you if you are a member of the Selected Reserve.  The Selected Reserve includes the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corp Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve, and the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard.

You may use this education assistance program for degree programs, certificate or correspondence courses, cooperative training, independent study programs, apprenticeship/on-the-job training, and vocational flight training programs.  Remedial, refresher and deficiency training are available under certain circumstances.

Eligibility for this program is determined by the Selected Reserve components.  VA makes the payments for this program.

You may be entitled to receive up to 36 months of education benefits.

Your eligibility for the program normally ends on the day you leave the Selected Reserve.

One exception to this rule exists if you are mobilized (or recalled to active duty from your reserve status); in this case your eligibility may be extended for the amount of time you are mobilized PLUS four months.  For example, if you are mobilized for 12 moths your eligibility period is extended for 16 months (12 months active duty PLUS 4 months).

So even if you leave the reserves after mobilization, you may have additional eligibility to the MG1B-SR.



Montgomery GE Bill Active Duty (MGIB-AD) Chapter 30

The MGIB program provides up to 36 months of education benefits.  This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training and correspondence courses.  Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances.  Generally, benefits are payable for 10 years following your release from active duty.


How Much Does VA Pay?

The monthly benefit paid to you is based on the type of training you take, length of your service, your category, and if DOD put extra money in y our MG1B Fund (called “kickers).  You usually have 10 years to use your MG1B benefits, but the time limit can be less, in some case, and longer under certain circumstances.


For more information on MG1B, please visit:


For information on pay, please visit the VA Education and training site

The Post-9/11 GE Bill

The Post-0/11 GE Bill provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days.  You must have received honorable discharges to be eligible for the Post 9/11 GE Bill.


Effective August 1, 2011

  • Allowed student to use the Post 9/11 GE Bill for:
    • Non College degree (NCD) programs:  Pays actual net cost for in-state tuition and fees at public NCD institutions.  At private and foreign institutions. pays the actual net costs for in-state tuition and fees or $17,500, whichever is less.  Also pays up to $83 per month for books and supplies.
    • Housing allowance is now payable to students (other than those on active duty) enrolled solely in distance learning.  The housing allowance payable is equal to ½ the national average BAH for an E-% with dependents.

*The full-time rate for an individual eligible at the 100% eligibility tier would be $673.50 for 2011.

*    Allows students on active duty to receive a books and supplies stipend.


For more information on the Post 9/11 GI Bill, please visit the VA site



Veterans Education

VA Vocational Rehabilitation

The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Vet Success Program is authorized by Congress under Title 38, Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 31.  It is sometimes refereed to as the Chapter 31 Program.  The Vet Success program assists Veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs.  For Veterans with service-connected disabilities so severe that they cannot immediately consider work, Vet Success offers services to improve their ability to live as independently as possible.


For more information on VA Voc Rehab, please visit:


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