EQST 1805 Farrier Science I

This course will provide a detailed study of the equine hoof, including its structure, function, defects, conditions, care and correction. (2 lect., 2 lab)


3 credits

Transfer Status

Transferable to UW.

Major Topics

  • Horsemanship
  • Basic Blacksmith work
  • Basic tool handling
  • Introduction to trimming
  • Anatomy and Physiology of the hoof


In order to successfully complete this course, the student will:

1. Demonstrate safe horsemanship

2. Properly fit and shape a shoe to a hoof

3. Demonstrate trimming and dressing the hoof

4. Identify and analyze the sole plane of the hoof