The Horse Shoeing School of Canada is a new institution that opened in 2020 near Guelph, Ontario.
About Paul Fischbach
The course includes some of the following topics:
Hot shoeing, cold shoeing and corrective shoeing
Modify Existing Shoes
How to modify existing shoes to fit a foot
Forging shoes from plain bar stock with specific features on a propane forge and anvil
How to trim a foot for level and balance to the appropriate angles
Anatomy of the horse, foot, leg and bone structure &
Tendons and ligaments
How to run a farrier business and interact effectively with customers
3 Month Program
The school offers a 3 month program, Monday to Friday, 8.30 – 4.00 pm for classroom and shop lessons. The students will be taken off property to shoe horses and will be given intensive hands -on training on all types of horses and their respective equine sport disciplines. Students will have a chance to work with a large range of horses, from dressage, show jumping, eventing, carriage driving, field and show hunting horses to every day pleasure and back yard horses.
In these three month you will get additional exposure from seasoned farriers, veterinarians and other professionals who will demonstrate their skills. Police officers will explain the requirements for proper maintenance and licencing of a commercial vehicle including safety inspections of truck and trailer.
Physiotherapists will give you inside knowledge on how to keep your body safe from the rigors of horse shoeing.
All tools and equipment will be provided.
Every student will be equipped with an apron, hand tools and hoof stand which will be theirs to keep.
The city of Guelph is near by and is a university town where accommodations will be available for the duration of your schooling. However, the school does not provide lodgings. It will be up to the students to find housing.
After successfully passing the course test you will be issued a certificate of completion from the school.
Paul Fischbach is the owner and instructor of the school. He has over 20 years of experience in every day shoeing, handling horses. He has also participated in Farrier competitions for many years.