Mission Farrier School: Teaching a common sense approach to the farrier trade, focusing on a more "centered" approach, taking the torque off the joint, allowing for better equilibrium around the limb.
Improvement of overall function of the equine foot.
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Basic Farrier and Practicing Farrier Courses
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We know that learning is easier when you have an excellent teacher. That's why our educators have achieved an advanced certifications in their field. Our faculty are passionate about the subjects they teach and bring this enthusiasm into their lessons.
Mission Farrier School ... dedicated to offering a common sense approach to maintenance of the
equine hoof, drawing on balanced principles, traditional craftsmanship,
and the increasingly improved technology available in the farrier industry today.
Mark J. Plumlee: CJF, RJF, LS-HMC, CBT, CFP, CLS
Shasta Budvarson: LS-HMC, CBT, CCLS , CF
includes practical instruction in live shoeing, forging handmade shoes and modifying keg shoes, and classroom study of anatomy and physiology. Students gain hands-on experience with remedial shoeing techniques for treating lameness pathology of all types, including application of the Equine Digit Support System (EDSS).
Mission Farrier School is not a "factory" operation. We have only a few sessions a year, as well as a few special educational events.
A wide variety of horses with challenging feet are brought to the school, which provides a multitude of learning opportunities that accelerate the student's understanding of healthy foot function. We simply look to mother nature to show us what is different about domestic feet. Working on problematic feet allows students to see what it takes to optimize the healing process in a lame horse, and thus provides the tools to help keep healthy horses sound.
Students gain working experience with the different materials used in handmade shoes, with a variety of manufactured specialty shoes, and with numerous accessory products such as pads, packing, and repair composites.
Meeting the needs of lame horses and sound horses alike.
If you have concerns over Laminitis, Navicular, White Line, PIII fractures, Club Feet, Low Heel Syndrome, Long Toes, Stumbling, or other hoof related lameness issues, we are happy to provide our assessment and discuss your options at no charge.
Mission Farrier School offers rehabilitation board and boarding for special needs horses, on a case-by-case basis. Regular boarders are also welcome. If you are looking for a nice, safe place to keep your horse, and enjoy riding on 20 acres with both an indoor and outdoor arena, in a friendly, low-stress environment, drop us an email.
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17028 Trombley Road, Snohomish, Washington 98290, United States
9:00 am – 5:00 pm