Students are required to provide their own forging and shoeing hand tools, which may be purchased independently or through the school before the beginning of the session. The textbooks and reading material are supplied by the school for the duration of the course. Laptops are reccomended so that students can access digital copies of textbook since there are limited hard copies in the classroom.

Forging Tools

  • Rounding hammer
  • Clipping hammer
  • 3 Pairs of Tongs (1/4, 5/16 and 3/8)
  • Wire Brush
  • City Head and E Head Punches
  • Pritchel
  • Creaser
  • Ruler
  • Divider
  • Welding Flux (such as Iron Mountain Flux or Sure Weld Flux)
  • Safety Glasses

Shoeing Tools

  • Shoeing box
  • Nippers
  • Pull offs
  • Crease nail pullers
  • Clinchers
  • Driving hammer
  • Apron
  • Left and Right Hoof Knives
  • Clinch Cutter
  • Clinch Gouge
  • 4-6 Rasps
  • 2 Rasp Handles
  • Hot Fitting tongs
  • Center punch