Arkansas Horseshoeing School Announces Upcoming 2023 Farrier Classes

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With over 130 years of tradition, the Arkansas Horseshoeing School is excited to announce its 2023 Farrier courses starting on August 1 and September 5. Their program offers a thorough blend of traditional blacksmithing and modern equine care.

The Arkansas Horseshoeing School, with a distinguished history of over 130 years in blacksmithing and farrier practices, is delighted to announce the schedule for its 2023 Farrier courses. The new courses are set to commence on August 1 and September 5, 2023.

The Arkansas Horseshoeing School is committed to equipping the next generation of farriers with the necessary skills and knowledge. Students can choose a schedule that aligns with their needs and budget from their offering of 8, 12, 16, and 24-week traditional courses. Additional course details may be found at

The school’s extensive curriculum offers instruction in various key areas, including business management, equine anatomy, diagnosing hoof problems, hoof trimming, blacksmithing, and more.

The upcoming Farrier classes will begin on August 1 and September 5, 2023, respectively. Classes start the first Tuesday of each month, excluding specific holidays. The school’s spokesperson confirmed that the sessions take place from Tuesday to Saturday, from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, with possible extension into the evening until 8:00 or 9:00 pm.

Grading will be based on the student’s performance, with successful completion earning them a certificate from the Arkansas Horseshoeing School. A minimum pass mark of 70% is required in four key areas: forge projects, written tests, final horse, and attendance and participation.

Highlighting the career opportunities available to trained farriers, Paul Dorris, Jr., the owner of the Arkansas Horseshoeing School, said, “Regardless of economic circumstances the demand for farrier services remains constant among horse owners. We look forward to guiding you through the course and assisting in securing an apprenticeship to launch your career.”

A wide range of course options are available to students, including traditional courses like the Farrier Eight-Week Course (320 clock hours), Farrier Twelve-Week Course (480 clock hours), Farrier Sixteen-Week Course (640 clock hours), and the Farrier Twenty-four Week Course (960 clock hours). Advanced training is also offered through the Modern Materials and Advanced Forging Course spanning 24 weeks.

For inquiries and additional information about the curriculum and course content, interested students can reach out to the Arkansas Horseshoeing School at (479) 858-1011 or explore the school’s website The school is conveniently located at 22285 State Highway 154, Dardanelle, AR, 72834, United States.