Hoof and Shoe Inspector

Inspect hoofs and shoes of horses at the racetracks.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$16,000 – $50,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Hoof and Shoe Inspectors do?

Inspects hoofs and shoes of horses at racetrack to determine that hoofs have been trimmed to prevent stumbling during race and to detect loose or broken shoes: Records names of horse, owner, and RACEHORSE TRAINER and condition of horse’s hoofs and shoes. Presents information to STEWARD, RACETRACK for further action. May remove and replace broken or cracked plates. May instruct handlers to secure plates or trim horses hoofs as required.

Should I be a Hoof and Shoe Inspector?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • How to become a Hoof and Shoe Inspector

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