John Crothers: head of Meredith Manor's Horseshoeing School
John Crothers works with a student at Meredith Manor's Horseshoeing School

John Crothers

John Crothers is the Head of the Farrier Department at Meredith Manor. He is a graduate of the Kentucky Horseshoeing School and is a Certified Farrier through the American Farriers Association. John attends several Farrier competitions and clinics for continuing education.

Before coming to teach at Meredith Manor, John owned and operated his own farrier business for nine years working in conjunction with many veterinarians and other farriers. He also has worked with other farrier schools helping to develop their programs and curriculum. John also holds Associate's degrees in Back Country Horsemanship, Wildlife Management, and Ranger Services.

To learn about our staff members outside of the farrier department, view our main Staff page.


Ron has been teaching "Natural Horsemanship" before it was cool. No matter how long you have been riding, MM will improve your riding immeasurably! Appreciate that you will not be riding a "made" horse all the time and value what each horse has to teach you. It is soooo WORTH it!
Debra Davidson Jennings: 1993 Riding Master III Graduate