10 Things All Farriers Do All Over the World

Here are 10 things that farriers do all over the world. From meeting with farriers around the world, here is my personal list.

1 Get up and start work early.

2 Love looking at tools.

3 Ask you how much you charge for a set of shoes.

4 Complain about horse trainers.

5 Ask you what vehicle you drive.

6 Carry long-term aches and pains, but don’t complain.

7 Work hard.

8 Have a genuine love of horses.

9 Give generously of their time for interested people.

10 Have their own pet theory on treating laminitis.

—Simon Curtis, Newmarket, England

Part-Timer Farriers Believe in Higher Education

Some 76% of part-time farriers have continued their education beyond high school.

This includes 36% who have earned a 2-year associate degree while 22% have a bachelor’s degree and 41% have earned both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree.

— 2020 American Farriers Journal Business Practices survey