NWCCD 2018-19 Catalog 
  
    Mar 23, 2019  
NWCCD 2018-19 Catalog
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EQST 1210 - Introduction to Farrier Science


This course is an introduction to the theory and skills of equine hoof care, forge work, and basic horsemanship skills. Students will demonstrate their knowledge of equine anatomy, blacksmithing, horse handling, as well as trimming.  Safe horse handling, and forge safety will be emphasized.

Credits: 4

Instructional Method Combined Lecture/Lab

Comments: $675 course fee

Prerequisites:

Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ANSC 1400 Equine Anatomy and Locomotion



Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of  EQST 1210 Introduction to Farrier Science , the student will:

  1. Correlate the anatomy of the horse’s lower limb and hoof to basic joint congruency.
  2. Demonstrate proper use of farrier tools and equipment.
  3. Manipulate the horse’s leg into position safely.
  4. Demonstrate the steps involved in trimming a horse’s foot.
  5. Construct a basic horse shoe.
  6. Apply knowledge of equine behavior in handling horses.




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