UNDERSTANDING THE HORSE'S FEET
By John Stewart
This book examines the perennial problem of laminitis, along with a variety of other conditions that commonly affect the horse’s foot. Topics covered in the book: The structure of the horse’s foot; Examining the horse’s feet; The function of the hoof and other foot structures; Laminitis; Investigating lameness
BLOOM FORGE BOOK OF SHOES
Hardcover, 75 pages. Published 2012.
The new 2012 version of the Bloom Forge Book of Shoes features 75 pages, 150 shoe diagrams, complete with forging specifications. Printed on a heavy coated paper guaranteed to hold up well and is bound in a durable, three-ring binder.
by Rob van Nassau
Hardcover, 224 pages. Published 2004
This guide offers research and diagrams that will help farriers, horse owners, and trainers better understand more than 50 common hoof problems. Each problem is clearly illustrated and accompanied by a straightforward description of the problem, its cause, and treatment. Rob van Nassau is a distinguished farrier teacher with more than 30 years of experience and a former European champion farrier.
John Hickman & Martin Humphrey
Hardcover, 240 pages. Revised, Published 1988
Hickman's Farriery has been completely updated and revised to bring it into line with the latest developments in the field. The new Second Edition demonstrates how traditional skills can be combined with modern science to benefit the welfare, soundness, and performance of the horse. Recommended textbook of the American Farriers Education Council.
ELEMENTS OF FARRIER SCIENCE
THE PRINCIPLES OF HORSESHOEING III
Dr. Doug Butler & Jacob Butler
Hardcover, 1000 pages. 2350 Illustrations 1st Printing, 2004
This book is considered the most comprehensive shoeing text available.
THE LAME HORSE
James R. Rooney
Paperback, 261 pages. Revised, Published 1998
Dr. Rooney's book has been widely used by horsemen since its first printing in 1974. This version has
been updated and expanded. It is a great aid to farriers as well as horse owners who want to understand function and mechanics of the horse's limb and what happens to cause lameness.
THE COMPLETE HORSESHOEING GUIDE
Robert F. Wiseman
Paperback, 286 pages. Second edition, Published 1995
This book provides a good general overview of horseshoeing and will be useful to the beginning farrier as well as horse owners. Wiseman is a graduate of the Montana State Horseshoeing School and has practical experience as a farrier and trainer.
HORSE GAITS, BALANCE AND MOVEMENT
Susan E. Harris
Hardcover, 178 pages. Published 1993
This book is full of illustrations and discussion on the natural mechanics of movement common to
all breeds. Considerable attention is given to the impact of the rider on the horse's movement and
be an important aid to the farrier in working with clients.
Ric Redden, DVM
Paperback, 141 pages. Published 1998
This is a good discussion on how to spot the signs of laminitis and some basic mechanical principles
used by Redden in his years of experience treating laminitic horses.
THE BLACKSMITH: IRONWORKER AND FARRIER
Paperback, 171 pages. Published 2000
Written and illustrated by the author this book describes the work, tools and technique of the blacksmith with line drawings for many jobs. There is a very limited discussion on shoeing horses. There are also suggestions on laying out a blacksmith shop.