Horse Shoeing

horse shoeing, two horses for the price of one

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The annual salary of a horse shoer ranges from $24,000-$49,000. Check the horse's leg, foot and hoof, cutting away any excess hoof growth and making sure that the horse is properly balanced. Discuss and agree the horse’s shoeing requirements with the owner. Choose the most suitable type of shoe for the horse's size, foot condition, type of activity and working conditions. Make horseshoes by hand or machine, fit the shoes either hot or cold. Adjust the shape of the shoes if necessary, using a hammer and anvil. Work with veterinary surgeons and equine hospitals to provide corrective shoeing and surgical farriery.

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