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Animal jobs, Farrier?? (Horse shoe person!)

Post by Rachel Eee » Thu Mar 02, 2006 8:00 pm

Hi
I have only last year left the dear CH and went straight to uni, finding out that it isn't my cup of tea! I am now looking for a job with animals ideally, and have recently thought up being a farrier. Please if anyone can help me out, any ideas with animals, ideally outdoor? Or any info on farriery, trying to find out about it through the internet, but not being very successful, are any of you out there 1?
Thanks
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Post by Mid A 15 » Thu Mar 02, 2006 11:02 pm

Rachel Eee wrote:Hi
I have only last year left the dear CH and went straight to uni, finding out that it isn't my cup of tea! I am now looking for a job with animals ideally, and have recently thought up being a farrier. Please if anyone can help me out, any ideas with animals, ideally outdoor? Or any info on farriery, trying to find out about it through the internet, but not being very successful, are any of you out there 1?
Thanks
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Don't know if this link is any use

http://www.farrier-reg.gov.uk/

You could try areas like Lambourne, Newmarket, Cheltenham etc where there are plenty of horse racing trainers and breeders.

Good luck!
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Post by Mrs C. » Fri Mar 03, 2006 11:09 am

Why not look at Agricultural College courses? (or is it the studying that you don`t want??!!)

Seale Hayne in Newton Abbot (now part of Uni. of Plymouth, I believe) would perhaps be somewhere to start - as you`re in Devon.

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Post by Euterpe13 » Fri Mar 03, 2006 11:42 am

My daughter's friend did a degree in Hippology/Equine Science ( I think) at Aberystwyth Uni, and is currently working on a polo farm in Australia for a year...
I can ask her for details of study course, if you are interested.
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Post by Rachel Eee » Fri Mar 03, 2006 2:39 pm

Hey all
Thanks for all the replies, am more thinking along the lines of apprenticeships, which is why farriery appeals to me. Any other ideas for outdoor jobs with animals, or what farriery is like?
Thanks all!!
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Post by Mrs C. » Fri Mar 03, 2006 2:42 pm

I`d imagine it`s hard work!!

Dog-training???
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Post by UserRemovedAccount » Tue Mar 07, 2006 7:06 pm

Rachel Eee wrote:Hi
I have only last year left the dear CH and went straight to uni, finding out that it isn't my cup of tea! I am now looking for a job with animals ideally, and have recently thought up being a farrier. Please if anyone can help me out, any ideas with animals, ideally outdoor? Or any info on farriery, trying to find out about it through the internet, but not being very successful, are any of you out there 1?
Thanks
Ever thought of becoming an Army farrier? You get full pay all through your training and the qualifications are highly regarded in civlian life after you leave. Suggest you look at:

http://www.army.mod.uk/medical/royal_ar ... /index.htm

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