Only professional farriers and blacksmiths. Unlike other schools, we do not employ students or recent graduates to teach our students.

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The most important variable to success is your commitment to learning. The instructors at Pacific Coast Horseshoeing School know how to work with a variety of learning disabilities. Classroom exams are designed to be taken either written or verbally. All we need is your commitment to excel and we will work with you to ensure your success!
The classroom is open 24 hours a day/seven days a week for students. The classroom has computers and the facility is set up with wireless internet connections so students can access internet on their own computers from their dorm room and around the school.
We will start you with the basics of horses and how to handle them. Inexperience is not a problem.

PCHS is the only school in American that affords you the opportunity to develop your skills after hours. Formal instruction is from 8AM to 5PM Monday through Thursday, 8AM to 4PM Friday, but the school is open from 7AM to PM seven days a week to allow you to excel.

Pacific Coast Horseshoeing School is centrally located in Northern California, in Plymouth in Amador County.

The school's convenient location provides students with a diverse range of leisure time activities.

PCHS is 75 miles from beautiful Lake Tahoe and the rugged Sierra Mountains.

The shows and excitement of Reno, Nevada are 90 miles east of the school. The city of Sacramento is a short 30-minute drive. As the capitol of California, Sacramento is full of first class restuarants, cultural and other activiites which many students visit while staying at the school. Downtown Plymouth is 4 miles from the school. Here you can find a grocery store, gas stations, major banks, restaurants and wineries (nearby). Within 20 minutes from the school there are movie theaters, fast food restaurants, major banks, Wal-Mart, Target and any other convince you may need. Pacific Coast Horseshoeing School is located 45 minutes from the Sacramento Airport and provides convenient access to students from around the world. If you use this airport for your arrival, the school will arrange transportation from the airport to the school.

All tools and equipment are provided for you while you are enrolled in the school. During the course we will take a field trip to the largest farrier supply house in the region to allow you the option to purchase tools that are best for you! Be careful about schools that provide a tool package as part of the tuition. A 110lb. woman may need different size and type of tools than a 250lb. man will need.
Until you actually get under a horse and work on the forge you don't really know if you would like shoeing as a career. PCHS is the only school that gives a 100% refund to the student if they decide within the first week that shoeing is not for them.

There is a fully equipped kitchen with a microwave and electric skillets as well as sufficient refrigerator and shelf space to accommodate students ability to purchase and store food for meal preparation. There is a communal TV with several sofas as well as seating areas for dining and studying. Coin laundry is available on site.

Dorms provide students segregated sleeping areas for men and women. There is typically a mix of students who stay at the school for the 8 week course and those who live close enough to go home daily or for weekends. Typically each student has his or her own private sleeping area but during classes with a very high dorm population you may have to share with one other person of the same gender.

Many students have no access to transportation during their stay. Typically these students arrange ride shares with those students who do have access to transportation to travel into town for grocery shopping, dining out and/or other activities (don’t forget that it’s good manners to share the cost of fuel!).

Many students thrive on the dorm community and opportunity to form study groups and motivate others to practice their skills after hours. And many close friendships are formed over academics, weekend excursions and a shared experience.

  • A cell phone for staying in touch with friends and family
  • Bedding including pillows, sheets and blankets for a twin mattress
  • Bath towels
  • Lock for your locker
  • Personal toiletries (please use liquid soap for showers)
  • A bag to carry items to and from the bath/shower
  • Comfortable clothes—natural fabrics are better than technical synthetic ones which melt if they come in contact with hot shoes or tools.
  • Sunscreen
  • Toiletries and other sundries (including laundry soap, toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning supplies (students are responsible for keeping the dorm areas clean themselves)
  • Activities for downtime—hand held games, books, computer (free Wi-Fi access is available)
  • Medical card and any medications you may be taking
  • Ear Plugs if you’re a light sleeper
  • Any gear you might want for weekend getaways—swimsuit, nice change of clothes, sports gear, etc.