About Us

I feel it it my duty to give each and every student a chance to become an accomplished farrier. Any graduate of Lookout Mountain School of Horseshoeing is more than welcomed to call or come by for further information or upgrading their knowledge in farriery.

Tom McNew
Owner/Instructor - Master Farrier


Tom McNew

Tom McNewTom has been shoeing horses for over 50 years and followed the American Saddlebred Circuit for none years. he has shod some of the finest horses in the southeast.

He has been shoeing a variety of horses including but not limited to Stock Horses, Gaited Horses, Arabians, Thoroughbreds, Warmbloods and Event Horses.

In January of 1987 , the Lookout Mountain School of Horseshoeing opened for its first class.

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Lane McNew

Lane McNewLane is the son of Tom McNew and apprenticed under Eddie Williams of Lexington, KY for two summers where he began to hone his skills while working with Championship Saddlebreds.

Lane obtained his formal training while attending Danny Ward's Eastern School of Farrier Science.

He went on to work in the Thoroughbred racing industry for 16 years as a union journeyman farrier.

Lane returned home to Lookout Mountain in 2003 to work with the school as well as to build his own farrier service.

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Tom McNew: 50 Years +
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Lookout Mountain
School of Horseshoeing
Tom McNew / Lane McNew
Owners & Instructors
400 Lewis Road
Gadsden, AL 35904
(256) 546-2036 (Day or Night)
Email: info@horseshoeingschool.com