Farriers inspect, trim and shape the hooves of horses and make and fit horseshoes, in compliance with any regulatory requirements by the National legal authority.
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- Realistic / Conventional
- Carry out post hoof-trimming activities
Discuss and agree on a husbandry plan (written or verbal), which may contain information on workload, environmental conditions, devices and non-prescription topical applications being used.
- Make farrier tools and supplies
Work sections of metal to produce farriery tools and horseshoes to required specifications.
- Attach horseshoes
Attach the horseshoe safely, securely and in the correct position according to plan. Take all relevant information into account. Finish the hoof according to the specification, trot up the horse to confirm its soundness. Evaluate finished job and welfare of the horse.
- Prepare equid hooves
Trim and dress horse hooves using the appropriate tools and methods. Comply with the agreed footcare plan.
- Control animal movement
Direct, control or restrain some or part of an animal's, or a group of animals', movement.
- Analyse animal locomotion
Analyse animal locomotion either by eye or using instrumentation for measuring body movements, body mechanics, and muscle activity.
- Advise horse owners on farriery requirements
Discuss and agree the farriery and hoof care requirements of the equine with the responsible person.
- Assess the footcare requirements of the equid
Inspect the horse's leg, foot and hoof while they are stationary as well as in motion to check for irregularities, interference, peculiarities in gait (how the horse walks) or abnormalities in size and shape of hooves and wear of shoes in discussion with the owner and given purpose and use of horse.