Its not an easy thing for a person who doesnt know much about horses. I don't mean to be offending but you do need to learn more about them first. You can go to school and learn about becoming a farrier but if you decide to start a buisness of your own or decide to trim someones horse, you need to be careful that you have a plan if you accidentally cut to short or trim wrong. Also, every horse is different and handles different. Some have never been trimmed, some don't mind their fronts done but will kick you if you touch their backs and its a good idea to know how to handle a situation in a professional manner. How to be gentle and firm at the same time. I don't know how the farriers do it honestly. I would have a broken back firstly. Sweat your butt off on the hottest day, or have 100 horses in one day to trim/shoe. Kudos to the farriers. Farmerjeff, I think you can do what ever you want and in the midst of learning you learn how to handle horses too. Like someone said, see if you could become an apprentice. I watch my farrier constantly but I don't think I could do it myself. No confidence. You can do a little studying on your colt. Take a look at his feet, hold them up look at the shape, the frog, the sole. Hope you can find someone to help you learn more. It is an interesting job to say the least.