The Kentucky Horseshoeing School has become one of the most cutting edge farrier education facilities in operation today and just this month, it became an accredited school. 

The school features a 29-month program that teaches both theory and practice and is the first non-college/university sanction horseshoeing school in the country to receive accreditation, Executive Director Joe Police said.

“We want to observe ethical practices in recruiting our students and this raises the standard not only for our school’s recordkeeping, but also raises the standard of our policies and procedures, Police said. “When our farriers graduate, they can take this accreditation status into their life’s work and have an opportunity to show the standards that the school has is higher because we want the standards to be higher.”

The school received accreditation from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges on Sept. 6 and accreditation now allows students to apply for student loans.

Police said KHS will check with the ACCSC in the future when it creates things like a promotional video for prospective students.

“We want to be sure that we are constantly in sync with what they (ACCSC) want,” Police said. “It took us a long time to gain this accreditation and we don’t want to lose it. We will comply and adhere at every turn.”

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