Oklahoma State Horseshoeing School is licensed and approved by the OBPVS to offer the training hours in Clock or Contact Hours, where 1 (one) resident training hour equals 60 (sixty) minutes.

Six-Week Horseshoeing Course

300 Clock Hours




2. Book, Tools & Anvil


3. Supplies


4. Dorms




*Please take note that Book, Tools & Anvil are yours to keep and  you will be the one to  provide your own food.

OSHS classes are held Monday- Friday from 7:30a.m. to 5:00p.m., and Saturdays from 9:00am-1:00pm.

Classroom time is 8:00am to 9:00am. You will study horse anatomy, bones, ligaments and tendons from the knee down. Also, students will acquire the knowledge of different breeds of horses along with legs, hooves, white line, gender, abscess, damaged hooves, just like you would see in an everyday farrier practice.

OSHS is just like a full-time horseshoeing business, only on a very large scale. We shoe all kinds of horses for our student to practice on. To have a successful horseshoeing school we need hundreds of horses for students to work on in each six-week class.

You can see it is very important for our students to do a quality shoeing job, so we strive for professional quality work on every horse that comes in our school. We know that every horse is very important to the owner whether it is $100 horse or $10,000 horse so we treat each horse and customer equally. Horse handling safety is part of our everyday class and routine here at OSHS.

Blacksmithing and forging are big parts of OSHS. Students will be able to modify keg shoes or forge their own handmade shoes.

Field trips are a great opportunity for students to see just how a professional horseshoeing practice operates. At OSHS we go on five to six different field trips in a six week class session. We travel no more than 30-40 miles to surrounding ranches with some of them being only just a few miles away. We have some that are filled with trims for the day, some that are shoeing all day, and several that have a nice mixture. We believe this gives the student a chance to see what it will be like once they are shoeing on their own and traveling.

Class hours consist of instructional and practical experience.


Resident hands on supervised curriculum


Classroom lectures on anatomy and corrective shoeing


Practice horseshoeing hot and cold in shoeing classroom


Forge work; Making specialty tools, making plain and corrective shoes from bar stock


Horseshoeing in the field using portable shoeing rig


Total Clock Hours


30 minute break around noon as determined by the instructor


2021 Class Sessions

January 4, 2021 – February 12, 2021

March 1, 2021 – April 9, 2021

May 3, 2021 – June 11, 2021

July 5, 2021 – August 13, 2021

September 6, 2021 – October 15, 2021

November 1, 2021 – December 10, 2021

2022 Class Sessions

January 3, 2022 – February 11, 2022

March 7, 2022 – April 15, 2022

May 2, 2022 – June 10, 2022

July 4, 2022 – August 12, 2022

September 5, 2022 – October 14, 2022

November 7, 2022 – December 16, 2022