EQST 1810 Farrier Science II

This course is a continuation of Farrier Science I and will provide students with an in-depth study of the form and function of a horse's lower leg with emphasis on the hoof. Students will review and utilize various terms of the horseshoeing industry while performing proper normal trimming of the hoof to go barefoot, and while performing normal shoe selection, sizing, preparation of the hoof, and shoeing the hoof properly. This course covers form to function, and how it affects normal conditions and corrective shoeing. Prerequisite: Completion of EQST 1210. (2 lect., 2 lab)


3 credits

Transfer Status

Transferable to UW.

Major Topics

  • Forge Work
  • Trimming and dressing the hoof
  • Hot shaping a shoe
  • Size and type of shoe
  • Movement of the horse


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

1. Determine how to make a hand-made shoe out of bar stock utilizing the forge.

2. Demonstrate trimming and dressing the hoof.

3. Demonstrate and discuss proper shoe selection.

4. Analyze foot fall of the horse before and after trimming or shoeing the horse.