Weather it is for exam revision or for personnel learning the ability to find answers and retain info is hard enough. Some of the members on here are familiar with the procedures for research and reviewing literature, it will come as no surprise to know that because it is on the web it’s not always going to be true, so just reading from one source and agreeing its contents is going to cause you problems. There are basic areas of anatomy that we ought and need to know, the more our understanding of the basic anatomy and its function the more we will improve in our basic shoeing and our ability to correct basic hoof conditions. If we don’t understand the basic functions of the foot and limb then deciding shoe selection or appropriate rational (deciding what to do) will be difficult. So back to basics of learning theory, I give my apprentices various exercises in learning, and use the same principles myself. Most good books are set out in order of learning for example Hickman’s ( I will add the correct title later) start with the bones of the limb and the anatomy of the hoof and move on in later chapters to describe basic hoof and limb conditions. Other books that fall into reference category will list conditions in chapters that relate to the area or type of disease, this will be tricky to understand if you haven’t learned the basics. So Hickman’s is ideal for most farriers to start with. Within a month of working for me then they will have to know the bones of the forelimb and hind limb. For someone new to the trade even this small degree of learning is tricky, but it sets the trend for the next 4 years. So how do we learn, I quickly realised if I adapted my usual lifestyle then it would be better than trying to change my lifestyle. I will explain that, my formula for study was to switch on the lap top and load up bike forums, farriers forums and or face book if you use it. I would then look on the hour to see if any thing had been updated and spend the remaining 50 mins studying. That seemed to work for me anyway and made study more of a pleasure. I will add to this thread and hope to give people the teaching and learning tips I have developed over 30 years.