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Posted: November 3, 2013 at 5 a.m.

Dave Ward from Prior Oklahoma works on shoeing a horse Thursday evening during a horse shoeing class at Don Harp Carriage House at Parsons Stadium in Springdale.  NTI made an agreement with Parson's Stadium so they can have a permanent location for their horseshoeing class.
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Dave Ward from Prior Oklahoma works on shoeing a horse Thursday evening during a horse shoeing class at Don Harp Carriage House at Parsons Stadium in Springdale. NTI made an agreement with Parson's Stadium so they can have a permanent location for their horseshoeing class.

The Horseshoeing Program at Northwest Technical Institute has been around for 16 years, but it’s never had a permanent home until now.

At A Glance

Horseshoeing

Northwest Technical Institute’s program consists of four, 12-week, semesters. A student must complete all four semesters to be certified through the institute as a farrier.

• Classes take place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursdays in the Don Harp Carriage House at Parsons Stadium in Springdale.

Source: Staff Report

The Skills

Farrier Facts

Northwest Technical Institutes' horseshoeing program teaches:

• Anatomy of a horse’s legs and hooves

• How to balance a hoof to work on it

• How to clean a hoof

• How to examine the shape of a hoof

• How to shape a horseshoe

• How to put on horse shoes

Source: Staff Report

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