Farrier Science

FRR-125: Farrier Short Course, Credits = 1 - 21
Intensive six-week course designed to introduce a beginner to the needs and demands of the farrier profession. This course will give students the knowledge and skills to successfully shoe horses. This course is offered summer quarter only.

FRR-162: Small Business Management for Farriers, Credits = 2
Introduction to management tools for small business. Includes knowledge of financial statements, business planning and budgeting, inventory control, financing and marketing.

FRR-191: Cooperative Work Experience, Credits = 1 - 18
Opportunity to work in jobs directly related to the farrier industry. This formal training period is agreed upon by the student, employer, and instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

FRR-192: Cooperative Seminar, Credits = 2
Students explore issues related to their cooperative work experience focusing on effective workplace relationships and how self-knowledge, perception, attitudes, and behavior affect these relationships and job satisfaction. Students will also learn effective learning skills for workplace and educational success. Co-requisite: FRR 191.

FRR-194: Basic Shoeing, Credits = 1 - 18
Introduction to basic horse shoeing and forge work. Includes basic anatomy, basic balance, and basic shoeing.

FRR-195: Intermediate Shoeing, Credits = 1 - 18
Hands-on shoeing and forge work experience with live horses. The student learns how to trim a horse's hooves, make or shape shoes, and apply them. Prerequisite: FRR 194.

FRR-197: Advanced Shoeing, Credits = 1 - 18
Hands-on shoeing experience with live horses. Learn how to trim a horse's hooves, make or shape shoes, and apply them. Prerequisite: FRR 195.

FRR-199: Special Topics, Credits = 1 - 15
Study and train to meet established local needs in the farrier industry, supplemental to courses currently offered. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

FRR-245: Advanced Hoof Preparation and Shoeing, Credits = 1 - 16
Hands-on shoeing experience with live horses for students beyond the intermediate level. Learn how to improve forging and shoeing abilities. Prerequisite: FRR 197.

FRR-255: Advanced Forging - Handmade Shoe Unit, Credits = 1 - 16
Hands-on shoeing experience with live horses for students beyond the intermediate level. The student applies handmade shoes with clips. Prerequisite: FRR 245 or instructor permission.

FRR-283: Therapeutic Shoeing, Credits = 1 - 16
Hands-on shoeing experience with live horses for students beyond the intermediate level. Learn how to make and apply all types of therapeutic and hand forged shoes. Prerequisite: FRR 255 or instructor permission.

FRR-292: Leadership Seminar, Credits = 2
This course explores issues related to the cooperative work experience focusing on effective workplace relationships and applying leadership skills to promote personal development. Provide professional improvement through techniques such as effective communication, conflict resolution, team building, employee engagement, and decision making.

FRR-297: Special Projects, Credits = 1 - 16
Project-oriented experiences in the area or applications not covered in the standard farrier curriculum. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of student's education and work experience.