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Highlights

  • Experienced, enthusiastic instructors.
  • Full one or two year degree program with ample live practice hours.
  • Live work on a variety of horses weekly.
  • Large, state of the art facilities and classroom.
  • Industry certification available along with accredited college degree.




Farrier Science prepares students as professional, trained farriers able to work on most types of horses. A combination of classroom and lab coursework focuses on equine anatomy as it pertains to farrier science, conformation fault analysis, disease, leg and hoof lameness and corresponding therapeutic measures. Upon program completion the farrier will have gained sufficient knowledge of the anatomy of the horse's leg and the practiced experience to retain true gaits of horses, improve or correct faulty gaits, alleviate disorders of the feet, and provide relief for the injured limb or hoof. Techniques are practiced on local, privately owned horses, providing students the chance to work with horse owners in a business setting. The Farrier Science curriculum complies with standards set by the American Farriers' Association and is reviewed by an advisory board composed of local and regional industry members.

Contacts

JEFFREY ENGLER

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Walla Walla Campus
500 Tausick Way
Walla Walla, WA 99362


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Mission

Walla Walla Community College's Farrier Science program trains students to become professional, prepared farriers with the knowledge and skills necessary to work on many types of horses.

Program Outcomes

  • Competency Skills: demonstrate safe shop practices utilizing basic tools and equipment as evaluated by instructors on a daily basis; demonstrate high levels of efficiency in the trimming and shoeing of the horses provided for laboratory experience.
  • People Skills: demonstrate high levels of successful interaction with clients who provide horses for lab work; demonstrate high levels of cooperation with fellow students and instructors as noted by instructors.
  • Business Skills: demonstrate necessary skills in operating a sound business.

Degree Options

Students may earn an Associate in Applied Arts and Sciences Degree in Farrier Science upon completion of the two-year program of study. This degree prepares students to take the American Farriers Association (AFA) Certified Farrier Examination. A Farrier Science Certificate is available upon completion of the first year of the program. This certificate prepares students to take the American Farriers Association Intern Test.

Certification

WWCC Farrier Science program complies with standards set by the American Farriers' Association, which is the only viable standard in the US and Canada.