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Crossescowgirl 05-24-2013 01:41 AM

Good horse Related jobs?
Is there any good horse related jobs out there?
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franknbeans 05-24-2013 07:16 AM

Is this some sort of weird contest for how many posts can I make from my phone in an hour or something? I am just going over the new posts this am and you have at least 5, all different subjects. :-(

DancingArabian 05-24-2013 07:52 AM

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Good is relative. What do you consider to be good?
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Clayton Taffy 05-24-2013 08:20 AM

Go to horseshoeing school, We need more good farriers.

Crossescowgirl 05-24-2013 10:14 AM

Franknbeans no, i have questions and this is what a forum is for so why cant i ask them?
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Crossescowgirl 05-24-2013 10:15 AM

Sorry like one that isnt somthing like grooming, stable hand that kind of thing
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Crossescowgirl 05-24-2013 10:16 AM

Do horse shoers make any money though?
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DancingArabian 05-24-2013 10:43 AM

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Some do. Some don't. There's no real blanket statement that you can make. Are you talking $30k a year or 50 or 100?

If you're not well connected, talented and skilled you're at a disadvantage for the high end jobs. If you apply yourself you can make a great living as a farrier or trainer but there's also plenty of both who end up with a second job to pay the bills.

Hard work and skill are the big factors. So yes, there's potential out there. Whether or not you would reach it is mostly up to you.
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Clayton Taffy 05-24-2013 11:27 AM

I asked my farrier what he made last year and he brought in just over $105,000. He has to take expenses out of that, truck, gas, supplies, taxes, insurance. If expenses are half it is still certainly a good living.
He doesn't do a crazy amount of horses a day either. Some days he does but not most. I think around 5 a day.

PaintHorseMares 05-24-2013 01:06 PM

Farriers do make decent $$s and are always busy, but I'll tell you (since I trim our horses) that trimming on a 95 day with 95% humidity sucks the life right out of this old man, and I wouldn't do it for the going rate around here of $30.
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