OSHS was originally established in 1975. It is a sprawling 7,100 square-foot school with an office, classrooms, forge and shoeing area, welding shop and a supply shop all surrounded by woods and lakes near Ardmore, Oklahoma. The dorm, or bunkhouse, is conveniently located on campus next to the school.
Instructional equipment for student use consists of 15 modern propane forges, 24 anvil stands, 24 sets of forging tools, numerous foot and leg models, one TV, one DVD/VCR and a full set of instructional videos that students can use after hours and on weekends.
Our dormitory facilities are available at no charge to all students who are enrolled and have paid for the six-week course. We are able to fund housing through our horseshoeing services.
Our facilities are located on the school campus. We have separate facilities available for both male and female students. If a student is terminated for any reason or chooses to withdraw, the student will no longer be eligible to stay in the dormitory facilities. The school offers a furnished, modern bunkhouse for students while attending OSHS. The bunkhouse includes a kitchen with microwave, refrigerator/ freezer, plus a recreation room with a TV and pool table. The building is equipped with central heat, air, and coin-operated laundry facilities. Students are required to provide their own food and furnish personal bathroom necessities and bedding for a twin-sized bed. Our dorm is very convenient for the student because the classroom is available for studying and the students are allowed to work in the forge after school hours. OSHS is not responsible for any damaged, lost, or stolen personal property. Students are responsible for their individual property.
The school is located in the rolling hills of Southern Oklahoma. It is three miles east of Ardmore, Oklahoma, a
community conveniently located on Interstate 35, halfway between Dallas, Texas and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
The area is surrounded by eight lakes and is recognized for its hunting ang fishing opportunities. Agriculture is an important part of the area's heritage as is all areas of the horse industry, including reining, cutting, roping, show barrel, ranch, and pleasure horses.