Through the Eyes with Dr Mark Caldwell FWCF

The fundamentals of horse shoeing - Video and Quiz series

Looking to develop your understanding and skills in shoeing horses?

 In this series of videos, Dr Mark Caldwell, Fellow of the Worshipful Company of Farriers gives you a 'Through the Eyes' look at his approach to shoeing a general purpose, leisure horse.

Mark has travelled the world extensively lecturing and demonstrating to thousands of farriers. Recently receiving his PhD from the University of Liverpool, mark continues to travel, delivering the science of horseshoeing to the world. This 'Thorough the eyes' series of videos captures Mark's insight into horseshoeing, breaking down his entire process with detailed explaination and quizzes to test you learning. 

The learning outcomes of this course:

  • How to build a shoeing plan.
  • Performing a static & dynamic assessment
  • Foot Mapping
  • Understanding the Trimming protocol
  • Fundamentals of shoe fitting, nailing and clenching.
  • Performing a post shoeing assessment both static & dynamic.
  • Advising the clients
Head below for the 'Full Course Curriculum' and sign up button. 

Course curriculum

Fundamentals of Horseshoeing with Dr Mark Caldwell FWCF

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • A message from the instructor

    • Before we begin...

  • 2

    Building the Shoeing Plan

    • Building a Shoeing Plan, Static & Dynamic Assessment

    • Test your learning

    • Closer look at the Hock Joint

  • 3

    Hoof Mapping & Trimming

    • Hoof Mapping & Trimming

    • Test your learning

  • 4

    Fitting & Finishing

    • Fitting, Nailing & Clenching

    • Test your learning

  • 5

    End Assessment & Discussion

    • Post Shoeing Assessment & Final Discussions

    • Test your learning

  • 6

    Next steps

    • Before you go...


Mark Caldwell

PhD FWCF - Lecturer

Fellow of the Worshipful Company of Farriers, awarded a PhD of University of Liverpool in 2017, hall of fame farrier since 2015, former England horseshoeing team member, former WCF judge and examiner and international lecturer and clinician, travelling extensively across USA, Europe and Australasia. Former senior lecturer at the School of Farriery science and was responsible for originating and validating the worlds first Bsc ( Honours) degree program. Mark remains active in the research of farriery related issues. We are extremely pleased to have him as part of the team here at eFarriery Education.

Alex Ridgeway

Course Creator

Hello and Welcome, My name is Alex and I am a registered and qualified English farrier working in Newmarket England. I am currently working towards my BSC Farriery (Honours) qualification and whilst doing so I decided to create 'eFarriery Education', I realised there was a lack of quality online content designed specifically to help farriers progress within the industry. I hope you enjoy these courses and look forward to hearing your feedback in the comment sections. If you have any queries or questions I'm here to help so pop me over an email and ill get back to you as soon as I can.