Choose the Best — Choose Pacific Coast Horseshoeing School!

Pacific Coast Horseshoeing School is an award winning horseshoeing school with the highest quality facilities and instruction available. Our commitment to students' success, regardless of background or prior experience, has made us sought out by students worldwide. After 8 weeks of intensive learning and hands on experience, our students are well-prepared to begin their career as farriers.

Pick your school based upon the quality of its curriculum and instructors, not on the convenience of its location. You're making a decision that will shape your entire career. There is a reason that we get students from around the world. Choose the best — choose Pacific Coast Horseshoeing School!

Expert Instructors

Our instructors are or have been full time professional farriers. They have years of experience running a business and supporting their families by shoeing horses. They understand and teach not just the theory of excellent shoeing but what it takes to run a successful business and comfortably support their family.

Quality Curriculum

Coursework is painstakingly developed to provide the perfect balance between the theory of horseshoeing and hands on practice. In addition to learning the "how" to nail a shoe on a horse, you learn the "why". After 8 weeks you will have a grasp of the underlying anatomy, lameness and therapeutic factors that drive shoeing decisions.

Unlimited Resources

Practice is a critical component to getting the maximum benefit from shoeing school. All students have the opportunity to practice beyond school hours. The forge area is open from 7am to 8pm, seven days a week. Access to the classroom video and book library is unlimited and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Safe Horses

Students' safety and learning environment are paramount at Pacific Coast Horseshoeing School. We do not bring in rank, ill-mannered, dangerous horses for students. You cannot learn how to balance a moving foot! We are committed to providing good quality horses for you to practice your professional skills.


Changing careers at the age of 47 I had to pick a school that would not only prepare me for my new vocation but I had to be better educated than all the younger shoers hitting the market place. Your school exceeded all the expectations I had and allowed me to be very successful in a very short period of time.

Mike Kelly, Washington

Without sounding like a suck up, and you know that's not me. I really want to say thank you from the bottom of my soul. The eight weeks at your perfect school went by so quickly I hardly had time to settle in before my time was over. I went there knowing nothing about what I wanted to do. And you showed and taught me a completely new life, I can do something that I never thought I would get on the first week. Your patience and knowledge was so over whelming and so giving I wish there was more for me to get from you.

Michael Bryan, Oregon

I really want to thank you for the education you gave me. I feel like I'm already making something of my life, while my friends are without a clear idea of what they're going to be doing the rest of their lives. I know that horseshoeing is going to be a critical part in my life plan, regardless of the people out there who think I should be doing something more 'feminine'. There are no better teachers out there…you guys rock!

Marijke Ellert, California

Attended in 2009 with a Ph.D in mech. Engineering in my bag—best decision I ever made.

Peter Astrom, Sweden

Yesterday was my 90th day back home from CA. I have been working very hard & achieved my first horseshoeing goal. Since I have been home I have trimmed or shod 102 horses with 89 of those being on a steady schedule now. I have no large accounts (4-5 horses max). I am very grateful for what I have learned from you, & I brought home the habit of doing something to improve your business everyday. That alone is paying off big time.

Steve Schneiderman, Colorado

Thank you for giving me the know how to become a good Farrier. Because of your school I was able to turn a lame horse into a two time Tevis Cup winner.

Jeremy Reynolds, Florida

I just wanted to drop you and Chuck a note to say 'Thanks' for the education. I learned a lot more than I thought I did. I never thought I'd see some of the things that we talked about in class out here, but I've been surprised. I've even come across club feet and suspensory sprains. I've been able to talk to clients about their horses' problems and address their questions and concerns fairly intelligently. I've been doing more reading lately and it's all making more sense now that I've got a little field experience. Duane says he can really see a difference in my work over the last couple months and it's improving.

Dottie Packard, Wyoming

When people ask me how I'm doing, I love to reply 'I'm living the dream baby…I'm living the dream.' That's no lie either. I really feel like I'm living the dream.

Robert Falk, California