NWCCD 2018-19 Catalog 
    Dec 06, 2023  
NWCCD 2018-19 Catalog [This is an Archived 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


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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