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Hoof and Shoe Inspector

Inspect hoofs and shoes of horses at the racetracks.

What does a Hoof and Shoe Inspector 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.