Hocking College offers one of only a few farrier science associate degree programs in the United States. The Farrier Science and Business program offers a unique combination of farrier skills and business management.
You can have the best of two worlds - working around horses and owning your own business.
You will learn the newest and safest techniques for shoeing horses as you develop skills on both gas and coal forges.
Learn corrective farrier skills as well as shoeing for performance. Classes such as care and handling, gait analysis, and nutrition provide you with a solid background in horse care.
Many farriers are self-employed. The business portion of this program provides you with not only basic business skills such as management and accounting, but also marketing and brochure development and business skills specific to the equine industry.
You will also develop a business plan to get you started in establishing a successful farrier business.
The following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in students seeking the Associate of Technical Study in Farrier Science and Business:
Total Credit Hours:
|Estimated Course Fees:
Class Hours: 37.0
Total Credit Hours:
Estimated Course Fees:
Class Hours: 17.0
|COURSE NO.||FIRST SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|EQSI-1104||Intro to Horse Handling and Management||2.00||2.00||3.00||$230.00|
|EQSI-1116||Equine Anatomy and Conformation||3.00||0.00||3.00||$250.00|
|EQSI-2211||Equine Industry and Employment||1.00||0.00||1.00||$155.00|
|COURSE NO.||SECOND SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|EQSI-1113||Equine Nutrition and Supplements||2.00||0.00||2.00||$155.00|
|ENG-1510||English Composition I||4.00||0.00||4.00||$50.00|
|COURSE NO.||SUMMER SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|NRM-2296||Natural Resources Practicum & Seminar||0.00||7.00||2.00||$100.00|
|COURSE NO.||THIRD SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|EQSI-2103||Green Horse Handling||2.00||2.00||3.00||$210.00|
|WELD-1120||Introduction to Welding||0.00||4.00||2.00||$300.00|
|***||Social Science Elective||0.00||0.00||3.00||-|
|COURSE NO.||FOURTH SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|EQSI-2258||Corrective Shoeing and Gait Analysis (Capstone)||2.00||6.00||5.00||$790.00|
|EQSI-2229||Equine Business & Marketing||3.00||0.00||3.00||$150.00|
|Course Hours: 6.00||Lab Hours: 16.00||Cost: $1,415.00|
|Course Hours: 9.00||Lab Hours: 10.00||Cost: $1,862.00|
|Course Hours: 1.00||Lab Hours: 7.00||Cost: $100.00|
|Course Hours: 8.00||Lab Hours: 8.00||Cost: $1,400.00|
|Course Hours: 8.00||Lab Hours: 8.00||Cost: $1,135.00|
The Farrier Science and Business program provides you with very specialized skills. Employment may be found in all areas of the equine industry, such as at a dude ranch, in the race horse industry or in private stables.
Graduates are also prepared to establish their own farrier business.