Originally Posted by PechosGoldenChance
kitten val- I don't see any difference here. The only difference I see is that women may get tired more easily and quicker, but they still do JUST as good a job (which was what I was getting at) I honestly don't care how fast or slow my horses get done. Quality is better than quanity right? Also, I was trying to point out that it isnt JUST a mans job. Like I said in my first reply, I mentioned nothing about how fast the job gets done, only that women can do it too and just as good.
They CAN do a great job. I have no doubt about that. And no, it's not just a man job.
My comment was mostly to the fact that if say woman had an emergency to do and already did her number of horses for the day (I mean number of horses she has enough energy for), I'm not very positive the woman will be able to do great job tired. Women just not as strong as men physically. It's pretty hard to do the horse with shaking hands and feet. Lol! Unfortunately lots of people don't understand that farrier job is LOTS of hard physical work with back and knees involved and not everyone can handle it physically. Yes, it's paid really well at least around here and one doesn't have to study in college for 4 years to make as much money as someone with degree (or even more in some cases), but it's just not for everyone.
I don't quite agree with doing the horses too long whether it's a great job or not - it's very uncomfortable for the horse to stay on 3 legs for very long period of time and I can understand if the horse may loose a patience after standing like that for 1 hour.
Personally I probably would not go with too slow person (whether it's a guy or girl).
BTW, I had the same issue with the man farrier: guy was too weak but out of greediness got too many horses to do per day. After several months of such work he was worse and worse in trimming (you can tell he was about to die after each trim).