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How can I find an apprenticeship or trade school for farriers?


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Q: My son is interested in becoming a farrier. How can he find a school or apprenticeship program where he can learn the trade?

A: The American Farriers' Association, which offers its own certification program, is the best place to start. Members of the AFA can search for certified farriers in their area, providing a great way to network. In addition to its trade magazine, Professional Farrier, the AFA publishes a newsletter and certification guide. The organization also holds an annual convention, offering lectures, demonstrations, clinics and more. 

The Farrier & Hoofcare Resource Center has lists of schools and other educational resources, and it's likely that your state has its own farrier association that can offer guidance as well.
Additional Resources:
American Farriers Journal (
Anvil Magazine--offers a guide to farrier organizations and schools (
Brotherhood of Working Farriers Association (

--Kimberly Abbott

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Keith    Boulder, CO

7/20/2012 11:27:57 PM

You might be interested in this site. It's all about finding a farrier school LINK

Galadriel    Lothlorien, ME

4/18/2010 11:33:41 PM

Great info.

dreamer and redds owner    belleville, IL

4/18/2010 8:56:34 AM

just wanted to say a farrier school collage is meredith manor in west virgina thats were i am going but its not only a farrier school its also a good choice for somone who wants to bring there horse to collage.

Tommy    Pocatello, ID

4/14/2010 8:17:13 AM

Good info thank yuo so much

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