Farrier (Horseshoeing)

Horse Shoeing (Farrier)

What does a person do in this career?

A farrier is a specialist in hoof care, including the trimming and balancing of horses' hooves and the placing of shoes on their hooves, if necessary. A farrier combines some blacksmith's skills (fabricating, adapting, and adjusting metal shoes) with some veterinarian's skills (knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the lower limb) to care for horses' feet.

Sources : Tyler Benson and Wikipedia

Created by : Rowdy Williams

What skills/abilities will a person need to perform in this career?

Being a farrier involves some skills of a veterinarian in caring for the horses’ feet and some of a blacksmith in making, applying and adjusting horseshoes. The skills are required because we will have to be able to do this without injuring any horses.

What courses need to be taken?

Observation, Trimming, Cleaning, and of course Horseshoeing.

How long is the program of study?

3 years to get your license at the American Farriers Associtaction.

License required.

How much money can you expect to earn for less career when you first start out?

$80 per head

How much money can you expect to ever live crew after you been doing it for several years?

$100+ per head (depending how much you charge)

How hard will it be for someone to get a job being a farrier?

Not that hard.

How many of these jobs are in the United States?


Does the career have a chance of dying away or have a long future? why or why not?

Yes because your clients could lose their horses so that means you lose your clients.

What are some specific reasons why this particular career my appeal to someone?

Make good money shoeing horses.

What are some similar career options with the same skill work?

Vet, and Equissage (massage therapist for horses.)

What about those career interest you?

Interest in horse care.

What makes you think you either would or wouldn't be a good fit for this career?

I would be a good fit for this career because I would be devoted, I know a lot about horses and know how to work with them.

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