Farrier

Farriers inspect, trim and shape horses' hooves, and form, fit and nail horseshoes.
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    Overview

    Farriers inspect, trim and shape horses' hooves, and form, fit and nail horseshoes.

    Day-to-day

    • selects metal stock for job requirements
    • heats metal in forges and furnaces and hammers, punches and cuts metal using hand tools and machine presses
    • tempers and hardens finished articles by quenching in oil or water baths or by cooling gradually in air
    • prepares horses' hooves for shoeing, nailing horseshoes to hooves, and trimming hooves.

    Considerations

    • Physically demanding
    • Working outdoors
    • Stressful

    To become a Farrier