How to become a Farrier

Farriers inspect, trim and shape horses' hooves and make, fit and nail horseshoes, or racing plates or 'tips' for racehorses.

Personal requirements of a Farrier

  • able to cope with the physical demands of the job
  • good eyesight and hearing
  • enjoy working with horses
  • awareness of personal and industrial safety
  • good hand-eye coordination.



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