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Farrier – an ancient profession for the future

February 4th, 2019 | Village: Joakim Krassman

Magnus Smederöd is the courtier veteran who competes both internationally and nationally. He was also one of the
first users of Blacksmith™.


Anyone who thinks that the courtier profession is old as the street has
actually wrong – the profession is considerably older than that. The oldest
the horseshoes archaeologists unearthed are over 2400 years old – they
found in a grave in the Italian province of Lazio. So how do you look
prospects for this age-old craft profession? To take
we met up with veteran Magnus Smederöd and
he's optimistic.
"We are much more aware today. The standard of training
is constantly being raised and the demands are getting tougher," says Magnus Smederöd and
fill in.
"In addition, the horse industry is booming in Sweden, with over 355,000
horses in the country and we have to stand in!

The connected farrier
In addition, the digital revolution has led to a greater
between different professions. Through social media and apps,
professionals quickly share experiences, problems and get feedback from
experts across the country.

"A rider can film his horse's movements that I can analyse in
real time together with a veterinarian. That possibility did not exist for
only 10 years ago," says Magnus.
Farriers have long been seen as a lonely profession but that image
is gradually changing, magnus says.
"today we have become so good at collaborating, we work together
with riders, veterinarians and equitherapists to improve the horse's


A job to love
Being a farrier is tough for both body and bud and many
ends after only 5-6 years. To succeed, you need to improve on the subject
and use the tools available to spare your body
Magnus explains.
You must love the job! Join discussion forums, go to
lectures, enter competitions and continue to develop.


Big, strong and man?
Farriers have traditionally been a male job, but the latest
in fact, more women than men have trained as farriers
Magnus says.
"It's more important to love the profession than to be big and strong.


Keeping track of the economy
The horse industry in Sweden has a staggering SEK 72 billion and
growth does not seem to have a stop. Yet many farriers wrestle
by small margins.
"We need to get better at running our businesses as real
companies, magnus believes.
"Anyone who is passionate about the job and keeps track of the economy has a bright
There is no mistaking the enthusiasm of Magnus Smederöd,
Here's a man who loves his job! We still have to ask the question – is
something that's bad about the courtier profession?
"To get out in a blizzard to get in an icy car is probably
no big shot," magnus says with a laugh.

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