Owner – Dr. Jack Roth D.V.M.

Dr. Roth founded the Oklahoma Horseshoeing School. Jack has been a professional horseman since 1961, a professional farrier since 1964, a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine since 1977, and a licensed pari-mutual trainer since 1984. As a Certified Master Farrier, he has the distinction of being known as the Army’s last blacksmith. Dr. Roth has been attending farrier to such horses as Leo P-1335, Jet Deck and Sugar Bars. Great emphasis has been placed on correction of lameness in both his horseshoeing and veterinary careers.

Nature Milligan AAO, SCO


Nature has 25 years of office administration and accounting experience. She started general management of Oklahoma Horseshoeing School Inc. in 2017 and was elected President in 2019. Ms. Milligan has been Director of Oklahoma State Horseshoeing School since purchased by Dr. Roth in 2018. She is also General Manager of Purcell Farrier Supply LLC and American Farrier Supply.


Regan Kester

Head Instructor

Regan Kester was born into horseshoeing. From his early life experiences, Regan grew to be highly skilled with many types of horses. This experience was gained through dedicated training, patience, and understanding horses, taught to him by his grandfather, Emil. He gained a wealth of knowledge and the high skill of shoeing from his father, Reggie.

Regan first attended OSHS, at age 14. After completing the program, he began an apprenticeship with his father until age 17. He then completed the program a second time, after which he began his career as a full-time farrier. At age 18, Regan began helping with teaching and shoeing at the school. In 1984, he came to OSHS as a full-time instructor. Regan has been certified by the American Farriers Association, to which he is a current member. In the Oklahoma Farriers Association, he has held the position of Treasurer and served on the Board of Directors. He is still a current member of the American Farriers Education Council.

Regan has shod horses from all around the country and worked in several different states. He has shod a variety of horses including: racehorses, barrel, Jim Kana, hunter jumpers, rope horses, halter, team roping, reigning, cutting, Western Pleasure (which he especially enjoys), Arabian, and a wide variety of draft horses. Regan served as the official farrier for the Oklahoma Arabian Horse Association for six years. Over his many years of experience, he has developed a highly skilled knowledge for corrective shoes as well. Regan looks forward to meeting and working with each of you.

Matt Milligan

Assistant Instructor

Matt was raised around horses and spent many of his teenage and adult years training and working with horses. He graduated from the Advanced Horseshoeing and Blacksmithing Course at Oklahoma Horseshoeing School in 2018. He has since been working and training as Assistant Instructor under Regan Kester CF.

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