Make standard shoes for a range of horses

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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Organise facilities and materials for the manufacture of standard horse shoes

1.1. Work methods are determined, and appropriate materials and hand tools for the work are elected.

1.2. Hand tools and equipment are checked to ensure they are fit for purpose, and any deficiencies are rectified.

1.3. Common steel types appropriate for shoe fabrication are identified, along with processes used in such identification.

1.4. Dimensions used in standard horse shoes for healthy horses are identified.

1.5. The most suitable shoe, appropriate types of steel and dimensions to be used, is determined for a particular horse and its work.

1.6. The horse is examined at rest, walking and at the trot to identify gait and particular needs.

1.7. Fore and hind feet of the horse are measured, and allowance is made for a range of variants as applicable.

1.8. Specifications are produced for the required shoes.

1.9. Forge fire is maintained at the temperature necessary to work the materials selected.

2. Follow OHS requirements in relation to work

2.1. Occupational health and safety (OHS) requirements concerned with making of horse shoes and use of forges are followed, including use of appropriate personal protective equipment.

2.2. Correct positions and balance are utilised when using tools to perform particular activities.

3. Manufacture sets of standard shoes

3.1. The steel length required is determined from measurements and specification, and accurately cut.

3.2. Steel is heated in the forge to a malleable working temperature.

3.3. Standard steps involved in making shoes are performed.

3.4. Final fitting is performed humanely and checked against quality standards.

3.5. Minor alterations required to obtain final fit are completed.

3.6. The shoe is cooled in preparation for nailing.

Qualifications and Skillsets

ACMFAR307A appears in the following qualifications:

  • ACM30510 - Certificate III in Farriery