Nestled in the Chattahoochee National Forest of North Georgia. The Casey and Son Horseshoeing School & Clinic is located in the friendly community of Villanow. Fishing lakes, trout streams & national parks with scenic mountain views are all within a 10 mile radius of the school. Dalton and Calhoun, Georgia are located just 12 and 15 miles away, offering restaurants and shopping centers. The school is located 65 miles north of Atlanta, Georgia and 35 miles south of Chattanooga, Tennessee with easy access to I-75.
The blacksmith and farrier craft is one of civilization's oldest professions still in demand today. The farrier craft requires a high degree of knowledge and skill. The highest demand and income potential is for the farrier who is well educated, properly trained and has professional credentials. It is also necessary to keep abreast of new technology and techniques. This school was started with these goals in mind. We offer a well designed educational program, using the most current equipment to meet this demand.
Statistics have shown that over 79% of all of a horse's problems will occur from the knee down. Most of these problems fall directly in the realm of the horseshoer influence. The school's primary objectives are teaching the shoeing of the normal horse and corrective problem horse. This includes cold shoeing, hot shoeing and corrective shoeing. You will be taught a series of techniques which you will be able to apply to the shoeing of any horse, along with the variations necessary to correct faulty gaits or lameness. We Also teach the students methods of handling spoiled horses and good techniques to restrain horses while being shod. We offer the best training available to prepare the student to become a professional farrier.