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Module 6: Specialized Skills of the Horseshoer’s Craft (FAR 105)

Length: 27 hours

Prerequisite: Modules 5 (FAR 104)


Module covers shoeing the running race horse; shoeing the harness race horse; shoeing the gaited horse; shoeing draft horses; mules and cattle.


Students will be able to identify the types of running racehorse shoes; identify the types of harness racehorse shoes; identify the types of gaited horseshoes; and identify the types of draft horse shoes.

Textbook: Principles of Horseshoeing

Method of Evaluation:

Assignments    5%

Quizzes           5%

Practical          20%

Portfolio          20%

Exam              50%


The quiz will take place on-site, the practical work will take place at various barns and the on-site blacksmith shop.


Lecture, instructor led practical, classroom/lab, practicum and video.

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