Farriery Development Course Rome

Farriery Development Course Rome

The elementary course is aimed at students with very little or no experience as a Hoof Care Practitioner and are motivated in training to attain the Elementary Level of qualifications or accreditation.

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Approx. 100 hours Course

Course contains over 100 lectures delivered over 8 periods either weekly or monthly Plus work based practical sessions leading towards the standards required for European, British or North American formal certification

Elementary & Intermediate level

Great for learning about anatomy

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Farriery Development Course Rome

About this course

This course is designed to prepare the student for national or international accreditation at Diploma or Certification level, Course materials and standards are drawn from the UK National Standards for Farriery, The European Certified Farrier Program and the American Farriers Association  Certified  Farriery Program. 

The theoretical aspects of the curriculum are delivered via over 100 hrs of on-line lectures, video tutorials and supported by numerous session documents and revision notes.  Student progress throughout the course is monitored by a series of tests and online assignments with individual tutorial feed back. 

Anatomy – the study of normal structures of the body and its tissues

Physiology – the study of functions of the structures and tissues

Farriery Theory – including foot balance, trimming protocols, shoeing protocols, shoe fitting styles and criteria 

Common Ailments, Injuries and Diseases of the limb and foot – including lameness examination and recognition, pathology of diseases and corrective shoeing modalities 

The course will utilise current Veterinary Nomenclature Terminology referring to the positional and directional views of the equine related to the limbs and feet

  • Nomenclature
  • Basic disease terminology used by Veterinary profession

.Introduction to the principles and practice of Farriery

• Introduction to horse handling control and restraint

• Elementary external anatomy foot and limb

• Elementary internal anatomy foot and limb

• Dissection of morbid specimen

• Introduction to biomechanical hoof balance

• The Trimming Plan

• Foot mapping

• Foot trimming protocols

• Introduction to tools used for trimming

• Use of Trimming tools

• Elementary practical trimming practice

• Working round the horse trimming.

• Elementary common foot ailments

• Elementary common pathological diseases

• Elementary gait analysis

• Equine hoof form and function

• Recording a hoof care portfolio

• Elementary written and practical assessment

• Anatomy and physiology of the equine limb and foot

• Dissection of morbid specimen

• Live Horse Conformation assessment

• The effect of varied conformation on the equine gait conformation

• Foot biomechanics statics and dynamics

• Introduction to radiographs

• Statics and dynamics of the horses movement in relation to the equine hoof

• Bio-mechanical foot balance

• Applied trimming and shoeing protocols

• Foot ailments and their effect on the hoof biomechanics

• Trimming and shoeing for foot ailments in relation to their effect on the hoof biomechanics

• Pathological diseases and their effects on the hoof biomechanics

• Trimming and shgoeing for pathological diseases that affect foot biomechanics

• Hoof Care Case studies (subject to be chosen by student)

• Recorded hoof care portfolio evidence

• Tool maintenance

• Intermediate written and practical assessment.


  • Osteology
  • Bones and their definitions structure and function
      • Bones: fore/hind limb
      • Bone development
      • Bone classes
      • Long
      • Short
      • Flat
      • Irregular
      • Bone function
      • Bone structure
  • Arthrology
  • Articulation of the bones below the knee and hock
      • Joint types
      • Articular surface
      • Articular cartilage
      • Joint capsule
      • Synovial joint
      • Fetlock Joint (Metacarpal Phalangeal Articulation)
      • Pastern Joint (Proximal Interphalangeal Articulation)and Associated structures
      • Distal Interphalangeal Articulation and Associated structure
  • Myology
  • Main tendons of the lower limb
    • Definition origin route and insertion
  • DDFT
  • SDET
  • CDET
  • LET
    • Related structures
    • Function
    • Associated common diseases and disorders
  • Ligaments of the lower limb
        • Classifications
        • Types
        • Functions
Course Cost: £2000

You are able to spread the costs over 10 payments of £200 per month.

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First renewal: 28/12/2021
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