Pre-Farriery Programme “I chose to study the course as I have always had a keen interest in horses and farriery. I really enjoyed the time we spent working in the forge undertaking the Level 2 Certificate in Forgework and learning skills such as shaping metals and using forging, cutting and joining techniques. The course also allowed me to further my horse handling and horse care skills as I studied the Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care programme alongside the Pre-Farriery course. This has given me more confidence with handling different horses which is important for farriery. As part of the course I was able to do a work placement with a farrier for five weeks. This gave me a great insight into the industry and the work involved. It also helped me further with my forgework skills in preparation for my forgework exam.
I thoroughly enjoyed my year at Enniskillen campus. I now hope to get an apprenticeship to allow me to work towards gaining the full farriery qualification in the future.”