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John Burgin, Director

John Burgin is the sole instructor and the Director of the Texas Horseshoeing School. He is a graduate of the Texoma Horseshoeing School and has been shoeing for the public since 1976. He has been under approximately 10,000 head of horses.

Being a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association as a calf roper, team roper, and steerwrestler since 1981 has given John insights into the special needs of rodeo's equine athletes. He has been recognized by many top competitors for having the ability to enhance their horse’s performance and increase their productive lives. He has a written endorsement from Roy Cooper, a world champion cowboy. In 1991 Mr. Burgin trained and managed horse production for Bill Clements, then the Governor of Texas. He has done equine education programs on television for Tarrant County Extension Agent John Smith, and has been featured in local newspapers.

John holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Vocational Agriculture and he is retired from teaching in the public school system after 30 years. In 1996 he received an award for Teacher of the Year in the public schools, and was nominated for Teacher of the Year in 2000. Courses he has taught include Agriculture, Vocational Training, Earth Science, and Biology.


The Texas Horse Shoeing School is located in Kaufman County about 30 minutes east southeast of downtown Dallas and about 5 minutes from the City of Kaufman.

From Downtown Dallas you would take east bound State Highway 175 to Kaufman. From Fort Worth you would take I20 to the Kaufman exit and take 175 to Kaufman.​


From Mesquite you would take LBJ Freeway east to the Kaufman, 175 exit.

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6833 Smoke Lane

Scurry, TX  75158-4346

Phone:  972-345-5700

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