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book of shoesUNDERSTANDING THE HORSE'S FEET

By John Stewart
Hardcover

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

 

 


book of shoesBLOOM 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.

 

 


HOOF PROBLEMS

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.



HICKMAN'S FARRIERY

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.



bookELEMENTS OF FARRIER SCIENCE

D.M. Canfield

 

 

 


Principles of Horeseshoeing 3THE 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 HorseTHE 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 GuideTHE 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
should be an important aid to the farrier in working with clients.


Understanding LaminitisUNDERSTANDING LAMINITIS

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

Aldren Watson
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.