Welcome to the Heartland

Dear Prospective Student,

Thank you for your interest in Heartland Horseshoeing School.  This is one of the smaller schools as well as one of the most difficult.  Not everyone graduates.  Our classes are designed for those persons who wish to be the absolute best at whatever they do.  Farriery is a difficult skill to learn.  Those who are diligent and willing will be successful; those who aren’t, usually do not succeed.  If you bring willingness, desire and dedication, we will provide top-notch, proven education that will propel you to the top of this industry.

Horses have no say in how they are shod.  That fact places a huge responsibility on anyone who wields a hammer with the intention of shoeing a horse.  It is therefore extremely important that you take this responsibility seriously, becoming as knowledgeable and proficient as you are able.  We will help you get there.

Chris Gregory teaching
Chris Gregory teaching

Approach your school selection like you would if you were about to hire an employee.  You are in fact about to become an employer.  You are about to hire someone to teach you a skill that will change the rest of your life.  Do some research into the qualifications of the people who are going to be teaching you.  Talk to current and former students.  If the students are happy, you will probably be happy as well.  Ask to speak with some of the schools’ customers about how the students shoe their horses.  Whatever you do, don’t pick your school based on just the brochure or geography.  Pick the school based on whether or not it can do the job of turning you into a reputable farrier that is in demand.  This is an extremely important decision you are about to make.

At Heartland Horseshoeing School we do not start a new class every Monday.  This may make scheduling your time with us a little more difficult for you, but it will be worth it.  This is not a diploma mill that is only interested in your money.  All of our graduates have our name on them, and this is something that we take very seriously.  The education you will receive at Heartland Horseshoeing School is second to none.  Rise to the challenge and come become one of the best.


Chris Gregory, MS, CJF, FWCF

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