This week’s letter is F. If you missed last week’s Friday Feature, take a look at Educator (Equine).
A farrier is involved in the trimming (and potentially shoeing) of horses, working to keep their feet in the best possible shape.
Their job will generally involve:
- handling many different horses
- trimming horse feet
- tacking on shoes
- corrective work on horse’s feet that affect their leg alignment
- lots of physical work
In Australia there are trimmers who aren’t qualified, those who are undertaking a course and others who are qualified – all the while tending to client’s horses. If you’re interested in learning the tools of the trade and undertaking an apprenticeship, take a look at Courses for Horses.
If you’re considering this area as a potential equine career to pursue, you may be interested in the other posts on this blog:
- Doubling up to Create a Niche
- For the Farrier Focused
- The Neddy Wears Prada
- Then Press On
- Profile On: Emily Dux, Equine Hoof Practitioner
- Your Hands, Their Feet
“Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.” – Author unknown