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.


The progress we have seen in Erin's riding and other horse skills has been tremendous. She came to Meredith Manor without a significant amount of riding experience. Today she is a proficient rider, and the confidence she has developed in the care and training of horses is very satisfying for both of us.
Parents of Erin McElmury: 1996 Riding Master Graduate