FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
How much does the school cost
The total cost of the school is $4900.00, Canadian, (plus GST). Foreign
residents may apply for a GST refund ( We have the forms at the shop.)
Room and board is also available for $600.00 per month or local motels
Note: We now take Visa, Master Card, American Express
as well as debit card.
What will I have upon completing
The student, at the completion of the course, will have a saddle, bridle,
breast collar, and either chaps or saddlebags that they have built themselves.
NOTE: All materials for the above are included in the cost.
What do I have to do to complete
The student is required to put in a minimum of 100 hours in the month,
however most students put in twice that. They are also required to keep
a detailed set of notes, this is a must. Class usually starts at 9:00
am and finishes anywhere from 4 to 9pm, depending on what is being worked
What will I do at the shop?
The student works on saddles, harness, halters,
belts, and almost any repairs that come into the shop. If it is buildable
or fixable, we try to do it. Carving and stamping is taught as well as
some basic braiding.
What will I need to buy when
I complete the program?
All tools are supplied for use by the student while they are in school
but they will have to purchase their own tools after school is completed.
A good list of where and how to obtain tools and supplies will be available
to them. We also have a list of our suppliers where we purchase for the
How much is the deposit to reserve
a spot in the school?
We require a $2500.00 deposit to hold this space, with the balance due
at the start of school.
Where can I stay while attending
We have on site accomodations with all meals provided for only $600/
month. If you would like, we can also arrange for you to stay in a motel
ten minutes away. Please contact us for further information.