As one starts the process of becoming a Farrier, one must first hit the books. Along with those books, additional props, and live animals, John makes sure you will have access to all of the knowledge you need to succeed as a Farrier.
There are several ‘bunk houses’ located at the school site. You will need to bring your own linens, such as towels, washcloths, sheets and pillowcases. The bunk houses have small refrigerators (no freezers) and microwaves. We have some hot plates and there are grills outside for cooking out. The cabins are free to students who have fully paid their tuition.
Students are welcome to bring their own RV's. Hook-ups are available for electricity and water- no sewage. There is a separate bathroom/shower available.
There have been several students that bring guitars and such and sit out on the covered porches and have a good time.
Students will be responsible for their own meals. Bunkhouses have small refrigerators
and microwaves. (The refrigerators do not have freezers in them). There is a gas grill and charcoal grill available for students to cook out on. You may bring ice chests and plastic forks, paper plates etc. as needed. Some students choose to eat out for their meals. This is also acceptable. It is approximately 10 miles to town (Kaufman), although, there are a few small places to eat 3-5 miles from the school. Students are given an hour work days-(Monday through Friday)- for lunch.
All tools and equipment are provided for students to use during the course but remain the property of the school. Tools will be available for students to purchase.
The Texas Horseshoeing School is contained on seven acres, including the shoeing
barn, welding and fabrication shop, classroom, bunkhouses, round pen, lighted roping arena, restroom, horseshoeing store, directors office and directors house.