Idaho’s Blackfoot High School farriery class received a $4,500 grant from the Tractor Supply Co. and the National Future Farmers of America Organization, according to Morning News.
The program was first announced in March as reported by KIFI Local News 8. The program will focus on teaching students how to trim and shoe horses and after two semesters, students will be sufficiently prepared to start a farrier apprenticeship or attend farrier school, says Cameron Flaming, a farrier and agriculture teacher who will be instructing the farriery program.
“This course will be groundbreaking as the first program in the state of Idaho to provide this type of hands-on learning,” Flaming says. “This project will provide the tools necessary to allow students to learn the art of shoeing horses.”
The class will begin in fall 2018 and is still accepting monetary donations and old shoeing equipment from the community.