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

See Enrollment Agreement 

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


2017 Class Sessions

January 9 – February 17

March 6 – April 14

May 1- June 9

July 3 – August 11

September 4 – October 13

November 6 – December 15

2018 Class Sessions 

January 8 – February 16

March 5 – April 13

May 7 – June 15

July 2 – August 10

September 3 – October 12

November 5 – December 14

2019 Class Sessions

January 7-February 15

March 4 – April 12

May 6 – June 14

July 1 – August 9

September 2 – October 11

November 4 – December 13