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Welcome To Midwest Horseshoeing School

Midwest Horseshoeing School was established in 1964 to fulfill the demand for skilled, competent, well-educated farriers. For 50 years, we have routinely graduated students who are knowledgeable in the science of farriery and are prepared to launch and maintain their own client base.

Located 10 miles south of Springfield, Illinois, Midwest Horseshoeing School attracts students from all over the United States as well as international students.  Students are drawn by the comprehensive curriculum taught by award-winning instructors.

2015 Early Bird Tuition Specials!!
Must Register By 10/15/14 To Be Eligible

12 Week Practical Farrier Session - paid registration to International Hoof Care Summit, Cincinnati, OH held February 3-6, 2015, a $349 value

16 Week Advanced Farrier Session - paid registration to International Hoof Care Summit, Cincinnati, OH, AND a new 120 lb Anvil Brand ‘Legend’ anvil, a $949 value

20 Week Advanced/Certifier Farrier Session - paid registration to International Hoof Care Summit, a new 120 lb Anvil Brand ‘Legend’ anvil, AND an NC Two Burner Forge, a $1,549 value


Why choose Midwest Horseshoeing School?

Our students study and become proficient in the major cornerstones of farriery: hoof and leg anatomy, physiology (how the hoof and leg structures interact), the trim, and the fit.  We expand within each of these cornerstones to include forging, hot shoeing, and using and maintaining blacksmithing tools.  An introduction to corrective shoeing and to starting your own business is included. Our carefully structured combination of lecture, laboratory, and practical experience insures graduates are well-rounded, well prepared farriers.

To see a short clip of a limb dissection in class - click picture above!

Bring your horse along!

Students attending Midwest Horseshoeing School are able to bring their horse for the course of their education. Located adjacent to MHS, The Stables on Horse Farm Road offers students either stall or pasture board.

Go to www.thestablesonhorsefarmroad.com for details.

MHS Award Winning Instructors!!!

Steve Sermersheim CJF TE, AWCF
 AFA 2013 Outstanding Clinician of the Year

 Diego Almeida 2013 American Farriers Journal Rising Star Recipient

Steve Hedges, CJF TE
2012 & 2013  Outstanding Educator Award

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Contact: midwesthorseshoeingschool@yahoo.com
     1398 Horse Farm Rd.  Divernon, IL 62530                                                      217-697-4899