A farrier replaces a horses shoe

Farrier

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

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
  • stressful
  • working outdoors.

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