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24 week Modern Materials and Advanced Forging Course

Ask us about our 16 and 24 week  courses.  They include everything in the 8 and 12 week course, plus a lot more of it.

Financial Assistance– Post-9/11 GI Bill Veterans Benefits and VA Voc Rehab Benefits accepted. Please check with your local VA office to see if you qualify.
Note: The $500.00 deposit is not required if you will be using your VA benefits.

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Tuition Fees

8 week – Tuition includes books, course work and the tool set ($1,975 value) – $6,900

12 week – Tuition includes books, course work and the tool set ($1,975 value) – $7,900

16 week – Tuition includes books, course work and the tool set ($1,975 value) – $8,900

24 week – Tuition includes books, course work and the tool set ($1,975 value) – $15,900

*24 week Modern Materials and Advanced Forging Course  – $15,900
*To enroll in this course, students must complete a prior course of up to 12 weeks, have one year of prior shoeing experience or be able to demonstrate sufficient skill level to the director. 


The faculty at the Arkansas Horseshoeing School have put a lot of effort into designing our 8-week and 12-week courses. They’re meant for students who want successful careers as horseshoers. The 12-week course gives graduates a head start. The extra four weeks in advanced work (with a lot of one-on-one time with faculty) probably equals at least a year of trying to improve on your own.

We give you a solid foundation in classroom work (that’s essential), but make sure you get a lot of hands-on experience. Students trying to choose a horseshoeing school want to be sure they’ll work on a lot of horses. We guarantee you will.

In our courses, you’ll spend hours with Paul Dorris, Jr. supervising your work. When you look through the eyes of someone with his expertise and experience, you’ll learn much more quickly. Rather than a dry and mechanical style of teaching, Paul Jr. incorporates case histories and personal experiences that relate to the work at hand. All the different types of knowledge and skills required for horseshoeing come together.

The material presented in our courses is always up-to-date. Faculty members stay current on advances in technology and knowledge in the field. In our courses, we teach students why it’s important to do this and teach them how to access resources to stay informed after they graduate from the school.

As farriers, you’ll be business owners as well, so the coursework at the Arkansas Horseshoeing School prepares you for that. Included in this is passing along what we’ve learned about communicating effectively with owners, trainers, and veterinarians. It’s important, because owners in particular often can’t recognize a good job of balancing a foot—they lack the knowledge. It’s frustrating, but people may judge you more by your personality than the quality of your work.

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