NWC News Desk

Send a horse to college

Posted February 16, 2007

P O W E L L, W y o. - So many students are enrolled in farrier classes this semester at Northwest College that another class section was added, which means the college needs more horses than usual for training students. Rik Mettes, NWC farrier and the instructor who oversees all student farrier work, is asking community members once again to bring their horses to the college for hoof care.

The class focus is always on quality work and never on quantity, Mettes said, which has sometimes resulted in the need to turn away some horse owners. He encourages those who couldn't get their horses in before to try again this semester.

A small fee is charged to help cover expenses. Trimming costs $7 and shoeing $20. Free overnight stabling is available. Feed and water are provided as necessary.

To arrange shoeing services, or for more information, stop by the Northwest College Equine Center, or call Mettes, (307) 754-6466, and leave a detailed message. He can be reached toll-free at (800) 560-4692, ext. 6466.