Equine career associated with the care of the hoof.

Description:  Each breed and riding or driving style has its unique needs related to shoeing and hoof care.

Proximity to Horses: Close

Specific careers related to farriers:

  • Clinician/blacksmiths: applies product and oversees hoof care; generally also responsible for the marketing of new products
  • Product development
  • Product sale

Educational Opportunities1:  Clinics and other opportunities to learn from other clinicians frequently are provided.  Check with your local extension office and professional associations to learn more about these.  Some courses and other, more formal programs are also provided to help get you started.

Related Associations and Other Links1:

1Links do not indicate endorsement of the site or related organizations, but are provided as a starting point for the user in determining credibility and relevance for their purposes.

Contact Information

Ben Nolt, Jr.