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Montana Ag Network: Farrier School leads to careers working with horses

Posted at 9:29 PM, Sep 17, 2023

BOZEMAN — The Farrier School at Montana State University (link) is a twelve-week course that offers students a lifelong career in working with horses.
 
“The demand is huge. Being from the customer side, you can have your normal guy, but rodeoing, you’re traveling and going all over the country,” said Levi Delamarter, an MSU Farrier School student.

Diego Almeida is the MSU Farrier School instructor, who originally was in the tech field but found his way back to working with horses and now, teaching students.

“We run a horseshoeing school because we really enjoy teaching,” Almeida said. “It’s just a very pleasant experience to see you give someone a career in this industry, and that’s why we do it.”

It is a full session, with students eager to learn the ins and outs of shoeing, trimming, and caring for a horse’s hoof in a safe, educational environment.