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


Important hoof care maintenance


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


Understanding of early warning signs of unsoundness


Ability to recognize good shoeing and be an advocate for your horses’ hoof health


Opportunity to further develop farrier skills

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…

“The Lee Olsen Shoeing Clinic has been very beneficial to me. I went to the school this summer in Dupree, SD to learn how to shoe my own horses. When I left the clinic I not only knew how to correcly put a shoe on, but gained knowledge about horses and what to look for. Lee was very knowledgeable and taught us about horses and not only about nailing shoes on. I would recommend Lee to any level horseman that wanted to learn how to shoe and shoe confidently. I went to the school to shoe and trim for myself and has paid for itself time and time again. There is lots of money to be made in the farrier business and if someone was interested in making a career out of shoeing I would recommend going to one of Lee’s clinics to get started.”

Layne Carson

Grassy Butte, ND

“I went to Lee Olsen’s school last summer and have nothing bad to say about it. 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

“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

“Many horse owners do not have a full understanding of how an equine athlete needs to be trimmed or shod. I have fallen under this category. I have experienced a few different farriers for different reasons. I have a head horse that needed her coffin joints injected because of improper shoeing and too much pressure on the coffin joint. After switching to Lee Olsen the horse has not had a single problem with her front feet. As I got ready to sell this horse the customer had a pre-purchase exam done. Once X-Rays of the feet had been taken, the vet made a statement including, “If this horse had not been shod properly then you would have some major problems with the coffin joint, whoever is shoeing this horse is doing a nice job.” Lee takes his time and makes sure he is fitting the horse’s needs. I live two hours from Lee; I appreciate his care and passion for my horses, and I will drive to him to ensure my horses’ feet are being taken well care of.”

Clay Deen

Wills Point, TX, Team Roper

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.

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