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 is what every trainer in this country should be REQUIRED to attend. There is not one program that will better prepare you for a career in the industry. I have been all over the world and back riding horses and I would not have made it through 90% of it if I had not completed the entire Riding Master VI.
Jackie Stoutenburg: 2002 Riding Master VI Graduate