The ELPO Forging & Farrier Skills Course is a 3 Full Day event that starts each morning at 9:00 AM and will run until approximately 5:00 PM each day.  The course may run slightly longer or shorter each day depending on the progress of hands-on sessions.  The instructors will try to end the course a little earlier on Saturday if possible, but sometimes it does run until 5:00 PM.  Please try to arrive about 30 minutes prior to the start time especially on the first day so that we are not delayed getting started.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to E-MAIL us.

Schedule of Events

Day 1: (9:00 AM Start)


  • Introductions
  • Basic Forging Exercises
  • Forging/Blacksmithing Lectures


  • Forging Exercises until end of day

Day 2: (9:00 AM Start)


  • Demo & Hands-On Forging
  • Mock ELPO Forging Exam (practice exam)


  • Lectures on mapping, trimming & shoeing protocols
  • Begin trimming distortions & applying shoes on cadavers

Day 3: (9:00 AM Start)

  • Hands-On Live Horse Shoeing until end of day

*Final Schedule & Times Subject to Change Slightly