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Foot Doc By Day, Hoof Doc By Night

Fort Smith Podiatrist is also a Farrier

Posted: December 23, 2012 at 5:03 a.m.

John Werner, an instructor, watches Thursday as student Matt Hunnicutt of Berryville works on cleaning the hoof of a Clydesdale horse during a farrier’s class at the Wildcat Horse Center in Springdale. The class is one of Northwest Technical Institute’s longest-running community education classes.

There aren’t many people qualified to work on the feet of both humans and horses.

At A Glance

Farrier Program

Northwest Technical Institute’s farrier program consists of four semesters. Here’s what they cover:

• First semester: Basic horseshoeing

• Second semester: Advanced horseshoeing

• Third and fourth semesters: Special problems in horseshoeing and more advanced cases

Source: Staff Report

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