Farriers inspect, trim and shape horses' hooves, and form, fit and nail horseshoes.
- 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.
- physically demanding
- working outdoors.