In the last couple of decades there has not happened much in
the “farriery”- department. The work procedure, methods and
farrier´s tools have stayed the same over time, which have led
to a huge workload that is wearing the active participants out.
So think if you were able to ease the working process of horseshoeing
for a farrier. The farriery is still first and foremost a
profession based on handicraft that has to relay on the farrier´s
good memory, sight and sense. The workplaces for a farrier
is most of the time at the hiring horse owner`s stables, which
makes it harder for the farrier´s to have influence over their
working situation. In Sweden shoes horses by both educated
and uneducated people, but there is hopes to legalise the profession
title by year 2030.
One of the greatest advantages through this project, has been
to observe and the participant in a farrier´s everyday work.
Experimentally mockups and visually shown images have been
used as the basis for the discussions with people within the
horse industry. The farrier`s work a ethics and work environment
are very unexplored subjects in modern time, which influenced
the work material in the project´s needs and analysis. The
inspiration for the project’s end-result is, among other things,
based on horsey´s and the farrier´s ancient origin. As well as the
requisites of technology in the work.
The end-result is based to decrease the unnecessary repeating
work that happens everytime a shoeing emerges. With the help
of the Hoof scanner, can the farrier´s have a profile for every
single horse i.e. visually images of the hoof, choice of shoes,
need of elaboration work, necessary balance adjustments, history
and clarified pictures. The functions are able to adjust to
every farrier´s need of scene. Documented and visual information
can be transcribed (pay it forward) between farrier, veterinary
and horse owner.