EQST 1811 Farrier Science III

In this advanced farrier science course, students will be working with forge, cold and hot shaping shoes, mapping out hoof, trimming and dressing of the hoof, determine appropriate size and type of shoe, horsemanship, lameness issues, nailing on shoes, and finishing the feet. Prerequisite: Completion of EQST 1810. (2 lect., 2 lab)


3 credits

Transfer Status

Transferable to UW.

Major Topics

  • Foot Trimming and Dressing
  • Shoe Shaping
  • Hot Shaping
  • Shoe Typing
  • Shoe Sizing
  • Nailing


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

1. Trim and dress a foot,

2. Shape a shoe to a foot,

3. Hot and cold shape a shoe,

4. Determine type and size of shoe for proper balance,

5. Fully shoe a horse.