Kyle studied at Montana State University and completed MSU's farrier program in 2002. He specializes in western performance horses including reined cow horses, cutting horses, reining horses, ranch horses and rope horses. He does hot, cold and corrective shoeing including veterinarian prescribed shoeing. He continues to work under well-respected farriers and veterinarians to constantly improve his skills.
Kyle serves Oklahoma City and the surrounding areas. He also offers multiple horse discounts.
DEPENDABLE, PROFESSIONAL & ALWAYS ON TIME!
References available from well-respected farriers and veterinarians.
Kyle is currently studying for his American Farrier's Association Certification.
When I first moved to Minnesota from Oklahoma I was concerned about finding a competent farrier. Kyle is a an experienced and knowledgeable shoer and he kept my horses working great. He worked with me to get my horses stopping hard and traveling correct. I highly recommend him.
- Jody Green
7-Time IFR Qualifier, Ram National Circuit Finals Qualifier (Top 4 Finalist), #4 PRCA 2013 Great Lakes Circuit Tie-Down Roper, 2012 MRA Finals Calf Roping Champion, Great Lakes Circuit Finals Average Champion
Kyle was a key player in our training, delicately perfecting every component of my mare's hooves and shoes, and ensured that we were always taking the 'right step.'
- Christie Hammel & A Flash Of Pleasure
In 2012, they finished 9th on the APHA Honor Roll in Green Western Pleasure and earned 84 Open/Amateur APHA points in 7 shows.
About Montana State University Farrier School:
MSU is well-known for its reputation and longevity. The original Montana Agricultural College taught blacksmithing in the 1800s, but when the automobile replaced horses as primary transportation in the early 20th century, the courses were discontinued. In the 1950s, when the horse population resurged, MSU considered bringing the program back.
After a trial run in 1970, the school was officially started in 1971 by Bob Miller (after whom MSU's horse pavilion is named) and Jack Catlin, a local veterinarian, along with others from the College of Agriculture. Classes were first held at the old pea cannery near Oak Street in Bozeman. The first instructor was Scott Simpson.
The horseshoeing school is affiliated with MSU's College of Agriculture, but is completely self-supporting, down to the instructor's salary, overhead and supplies. Students do not earn a degree or license -- it's not required of a farrier -- though Wolfe said many of his students go on to become voluntarily licensed through the American Farriers Association.
The school's most famous alumnus is likely former U.S. Sen. Lincoln Chafee, R-R.I., who attended in 1976. Many of Chafee's online biographies list MSU Horsehoeing School right alongside his degree in classics from Brown University.
About the AFA Certification Program:
Developed in 1981, the AFA’s Certification Program centers around standardized examination processes, designed to assess proper trimming and shoeing. In addition to testing these “hands-on” aspects of competency, the system also includes written examinations designed to test comprehension of anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics.
Certification provides an avenue for farriers to distinguish themselves—to themselves, to the horse owning public, and to others—and to establish that they have a quantifiable level of knowledge and competency in hoofcare.
Present levels of examinations include AFA Farrier, Certified Farrier, Certified Tradesman Farrier, and Certified Journeyman Farrier. There are also two specialty endorsements offered to Certified Journeyman Farriers: Therapeutic Endorsement and Educator Endorsement.
Rocking N Farrier Service
Serving Oklahoma City
and surrounding areas
Cell: (405) 708-1335
7am - 7pm
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News from the NRCHA Hackamore Classic in Pueblo, Colorado:
Congratulations to Kelly McGuire and her horse Merada. Kyle and Merada finished 5th with a 146 in the fence work and a 141 in the reining in the AQHA Senior Working Cow Horse and they placed 3rd in the Open Bridle (2).
Ashley and Ruger finished 3rd in the Non Pro Bridle Spectacular. She tied for the high score in the reining and won a total of almost $1,200
At the NRCHA World Show, Ashley and Ruger finished 2nd in the Prelims and 5th in the Non Pro Bridle World Championships! Another great set of runs!
Non Pro, Ashley Lembke, and her horse Sir Rey Of Oak (Ruger) won the 2013 AQHA Amateur Working Cow Horse World Championship!