Facilities & Housing

School Facilities

Heartland Horseshoeing School is located on 10 acres approximately 20 miles North of Carthage, Missouri, and 3 Miles South of Lamar, Missouri on Highway 71.  The shop is a 40’ X 60’ metal building equipped with forges, anvils, shoeing bays, and all the necessities for blacksmithing and horseshoeing.  This is one of the only blacksmith shops in the world that houses 20, bricked in coke forges.  Shoeing in the field is done with propane forges, while most forging projects are made in the coke forges.  Having both forging mediums is a huge advantage to HHS students.  There is a 40’ X 48’ shoeing area attached to the shop.



There is a new bunkhouse at the school, which was constructed in 2022. The bunkhouse contains cooking facilities, toilet/shower facilities, and bunk style beds. The classroom portion of the courses are held in a large bay located in the same building as the office.  HHS was founded on the 12th day of April, 1995.

Housing is free. We do require a $250.00 cleaning deposit in order to keep the facility from being destroyed, however it will be returned if the bunkhouse is left in a neat and orderly fashion. There is a $100 per week fee for staying in the bunkhouse for the advanced workshops. If you quit, or are not here for the final clean up, you will lose your deposit. The bunkhouse contains toilet facilities, stoves, refrigerators, tables, chairs, etc. You can think of it like a furnished apartment when deciding what to bring. You will need your own bedding, towels, cooking and eating utensils, food, shampoo, soap, etc.