Trimming & Shoeing Training Events

Short-term Investment, Long-term Impact

What I enjoy the most about teaching shoeing clinics is how it changes lives forever. Investing in your hoof care skills affords you things that you will never lose: 1) Knowing what to look for in a trim or shoeing and be able to recognize early warning signs that can cause serious soundness problems; 2) Having the ability to replace lost shoes or trim in emergency situations. There are a lot of people that would be completely shut down if they lost a shoe. If they had the knowledge of how to put it back on, they would be back in business in minutes! 

-Lee Olsen

What will I gain from a clinic?


Introductory skills to safely trim and shoe your own horses, including the barefoot trim specialty


The ability to develop further in a specialty area/s that you choose (barefoot trimming, hot and cold shoeing, forging and blacksmithing, or horsemanship)


Knowledge of how the foot functions, basic anatomy, and conformation


Important hoof care maintenance


Understanding of  early warning signs of unsoundness, plus the ability to recognize good shoeing and be an advocate for your horses’ hoof health


Opportunity to further develop farrier skills and learn more about successful business practices.

Everything You Need to Succeed

Setting the Stage

A foundation of knowledge about how the hoof functions is vital. Taking time to focus on basic anatomy and conformity provide a solid basis for growth as new skills and abilities are gained.

Hands-On Skill Building

Implement knowledge with hands-on skill building as you learn in community with others. Each day there are many opportunities to put into practice and sharpen trimming and shoeing skills.

One-on-One Support

Teaching and farriery are both passions of Lee’s. If you come to learn you will not be disappointed! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Each clinic is limited to ten people, in order to maximize one-on-one mentorship.

About Our Clinics


Comfortable learning environment


Suitable for men and women of all ages


Clinic usually pays for itself in a year or less

Our Students Say…

Throughout the class, Lee had an unbelievable amount of patience trying to teach me how to properly shoe a horse. I learned not only how to put shoes on a horse but the anatomy and even understood how to be a better horseman. Lee provided everything we needed for the class, which gave me no excuses to learn how to become and build myself to be a successful farrier.

Blake Williams

Faith, SD

The clinic was very well thought out and executed. Better than eight weeks at shoeing school. I wish I would have had this kind of experience at shoeing school.

Sami Malhus

AF1, Professional Farrier

There is more to learn about horseshoeing than you think. If you go to a school you’ll learn more about a horse than you expected, I know I did. It’s a great stepping stone to eventually going to bigger schools and learning more about shoeing. It could lead to a great career, just like Lee’s. Even if you don’t want to make it a career, it will save you money in the long run just shoeing your own horses. 

Wrye Williams

Broadus, MT

An investment that pays dividends

Whether as a horse owner or developing farrier, there is no better time to invest in your hoof care skills than the present. We are here throughout your training to help maximize your training for long-term dividends.