The experience was well worth it! I had a great instructor, a good reference book ( all courtesy of the internet) and she was available on a daily basis (no additional cost). You were expected to ask questions! If you didn't, you didn't graduate!
Now comes the financial benefits to me, with my three horses.
It cost me $110 for horse trimming each time at about 8 week intervals.
Cost (7 times per year at $110 per session X 4 years =) $3080.00
I am still using my first hoof knife, rasp,and nippers!
That has done 84 horses plus 6 horses (helping out neighbours)
How is that for a return on an investment!
There are side benefits:
1. No scrambling trying to find a farrier!
2. No brutal farriers on site!
3.I was able to trim out a problem that was costing me a fortune in shoeing, without shoeing.
If anyone is interested in following up on this, let me know and Iwill forward the name of the school and instructor.
One other benefit worth mentioning! no crippled horses!