Oregon Farrier School began in 2006 with the mission of producing quality farriers who will not only thrive in the trade but also be a blessing to the horse profession. Whether you want to be an everyday service provider farrier, a show horse farrier, or a competitive farrier/blacksmith, our programs are a great place to begin. All of our instructors are certified by the American Farrier’s Association (AFA), of which the head instructor, Butch Whitaker is an AFA Certified Journeyman Farrier. We teach and follow the standards and concepts held by the American Farrier’s Association. Students are trained and encouraged to go on and complete the lower and upper-level certifications that the AFA offers. At Oregon Farrier School we strive for each horse to function at their maximum potential in performance, soundness, and everyday life. We believe that in doing so horse owners will enjoy long, useful lives from their equine animals.