1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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4123-13 Farrier

Inspects, trims and shapes horse's hooves, and forms, fits and nails horseshoes.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • inspects horses to check for deviations in motion, interference, peculiarities in gait or abnormalities in size and shape of hooves
  • removes worn or defective shoes
  • trims and shapes hooves
  • measures hooves and estimates metal requirements
  • makes shoes by heating, shaping and hammering and fits them to horse's hooves
  • may specialise in corrective or surgical shoeing

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