February 19, 2010 — The idea of a new facility for the Kentucky Horseshoeing School has been in the works for quite some time, but it has finally become a reality. By redesigning and constructing new classroom and dormitory spaces, the Kentucky Horseshoeing School is providing a more accommodating and better learning experience for their students.
Originating in Mount Eden, the school is now centrally located between Lexington and Richmond. Students are 15 minutes away from two different college towns.
The improved dormitory allows students to choose the best accommodations for their budget, whether that be bunk style, double room, quad room or a private apartment.
In addition, 15,000 square feet of new workshops allow 18 horses to be safely shod at one time. Teaching and demonstration stations along with up-to-date gas and coal forges are housed in each shop. Additionally, a welding room is set aside to improve and build upon this specific skill.
Two classrooms also comprise the facility, with electronic teaching aids to assist in instruction and cater to different learning styles.
Director of the Kentucky Horseshoeing School, Mitch Taylor, a Certified Journeyman Farrier, has been a professional in the industry since 1975. He has written for numerous publications and served on the Board of Directors for the American Farriers Association.
Students study biomechanical training, anatomy, and physiology in addition to practical work. In this fashion, a thorough understanding of the trade is garnered to render optimum hoof and leg health.
The Kentucky Horseshoeing School is also in search of a new clientele base that can bring horses into the shop for students to work on. Trims are $5, half sets are $20, and full sets are $25. All work is supervised by the instructors.
Visit the website www.kentuckyhorseshoeingschool.com to find out more about the school.