14 Nov

Working with Horses: Becoming a Farrier

Farrier ToolsHorses are majestic animals. They are not pets, but they are lovable and fun to hang around with. Have you had an enjoyable experience with horses? Horses may be strong, but they also need to be taken care of. Besides food, they need their horseshoes changed every once in a while. The person who shoes and trims horse is called a farrier.

Patience is the Key

You may be familiar with all of this already if you love horses and are considering taking up a farrier livelihood. You have to be aware, however, that in the line of work as a farrier, you may be bitten and attacked. When it comes to difficult horses, you have to be patient.

A Farrier Life

Now, before anyone tells you it is not a viable job, you may be glad to know that demand for farrier services is substantial. You can definitely live a good life as a farrier. What’s more, you get to work with horses. You may even build good client relations if you are great at your job. You can take horseshoe courses in schools around the country.

Tool Tips from the Pros

When you become a farrier, your farrier tools will be your life. Without them, you will not be able to do the work that you do. Here are a few tips you can learn from an expert. For one, you can keep your nippers sharp to make it last long. You can check the sharpness of your nippers by cutting up a business card.

Blades Sharp

You can also keep your blades sharp by having a buffing wheel along with you. When you need blades sharpened, you can immediately access your buffer. An expert suggests not to wear gloves so that you can feel the heat and know when you feel enough heat from the sharpening.

Being a farrier is not an easy job, yet it can be an enjoyable one. You will enjoy it even more when you love to live a western lifestyle.