Animal Shoe Maker

Minimum ? 7th standard pass

Not required

The tasks a Farrier is expected to perform include:

Fitting iron shoes to hoofs of animals, such as bullocks, horses, etc. to protect them from injury

Removing old shoes and nails from hoofs of animals and repairing them

Selecting shoes of required size and rectifying defects, if any

Fitting the shoes in hoofs with special types of nails

Ensuring proper fitting of shoes and preventing injury to animal during the process

Tying and immobilising animals before fitting shoes, if necessary

Skilled in handling animals

Ability to identify health problems of animals

Ability to choose the most suitable type of shoe for the animal, according to its size, foot condition and working condition

Knowledge of making shoes, both, manually and by machine

Skilled in operating tools like hammer, anvil, etc.Knowledge of animal moods and psychology

Skilled in trimming the feet of the animals

Not applicable

Physically fit

Animal lover

Good communication skills

Manual dexterity

It is a field job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is necessary

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Flexible working hours

Minimum 8 hours of working everyday

Shift system is not available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

The job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous as per The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)Occupational hazards include injury to body by tools and animals, if not taken care of

For freshers - INR 5,200 to INR 20,200 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Animal Shoeing in India

The horseshoeing is one of the oldest surviving traditional craft popularly known as ?Farriery?. Shoeing was invented because even the best footed animals would become foot sore when traveling long distance or carrying heavy load. Neglecting regular attention to an animal?s feet, whether shoed or not, can easily cause problems which can be hard to correct.

Animal shoeing is popular in India because the animals are used for different purposes in this country like:

Travelling small distances in the form of carts driven by animals

Animal sports like horse racing, polo matches, etc.

Transporting goods from one place to another

Government departments like police academy, etc.

Entertainment purposes for tourists

Considering animal activities across the nation professional farriery courses should be introduced. The art of farriery should be modernised incorporating the knowledge of computerised dynamics.

Government police departments

Animal farm owners


Cities and towns across India