NWCCD 2020-21 Catalog 
    Mar 26, 2023  
NWCCD 2020-21 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

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EQST 1835 - Practical Farrier Science

This course provides in-depth training in the skills and techniques of horseshoeing.  Students will conduct a comprehensive study of trimming and shoeing to achieve and maintain limb and foot balance as well as explore topics in specialty, remedial and therapeutic shoes. Students will learn to build shoes for specific purposes. Completion of this course and the preceding courses is intended to prepare students as entry-level farriers; and students are encouraged to complete the American Farrier Association’s (AFA) Farrier Classification examination.

Credits: 11

Comments: Course Fee

EQST 1210 Introduction to Farrier Science

Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of EQST 1835 Practical Farrier Science the student will:

  1. Critique the conformation of a horse as it affects movement and performance.
  2. Trim and shoe a horse to maintain limb and foot balance.
  3. Construct a basic horse shoe.
  4. Build horse shoes to designated specifications.
  5. Compare different horseshoe and nail types to their applications.
  6. Evaluate equine lameness and remedies.
  7. Correlate shoeing practices to remedial and therapeutic applications.
  8. Troubleshoot common shoeing problems.
  9. Handle horses safely.

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