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.


Meredith Manor completely changed my life. I wouldn't be where I am today if it wasn't for the instructors, teachers, and horses at MM. They gave me the skills and the knowledge to be a confident rider and trainer out in the horse industry and I'm excelling on my own with the tools they have given me.
Samantha Capoferri: 2007 Riding Master VI Graduate