Wednesday April 16, 2014

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Shoeing in Yonkers 1966

Shoeing at Yonkers in 1966

As seen on Facebook: - Source Barry Denton (used with permission)

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Gage for Measuring a Hoof, 1897

Gauge for Measuring Hooves


Thanks to Troy Greenfield (A Better Horse Farrier Service) for sharing this photo of a 100 year old hoof gage he bought on Ebay. Per the Patent, "this instrument makes it possible to determine with absolute accuracy when the bottom tread of  the hoof is not perpendicular ... to the line of the center of gravity".

Featured Gallery Photos

Buckles commemorating the first US exam of the Worshipful Company of Farriers.

WCF Buckle
WFC exam buckles.
Shoeing horses in South Africa.

Chris Gregory, CJF, FWCF
Shoeing in South Africa
Shoe in the heat of a coke fire.

W Shoe
In coke fire.
Bob Rush, FWCF, and Chris Gregory, FWCF, examining horses at the Diploma of the Worshipful Company of Farriers Exam at Hereford School of Farriery in Hereford, UK.

WCF Exam
In Hereford UK.
Andy Rivas, racetrack farrier in South Africa.

Andy Rivas
Farrier in South Africa.
Competitor at a competition in Vermont.

Vermont, USA
Competition in Vermont.
Gary Darlow making shoes with Chris Gregory striking for him.

Gary Darlow & Chris Gregory
Chris is striking for Gary.
Aluminum hind preventer roadster made by Scott Borland, ASF, as part of his FITS Exam shoe display.

Aluminum Roadster
Roadster by Scott Borland, ASF.
South African farriers shoeing race horses.

South Africa
South African farriers.
Soldiers forging at the Defence Animal Centre in Melton Mowbray, UK.

Melton Mowbray, UK
Soldiers forging in UK.
Working on retired Budweiser Clydesdales.

Retired Clydes
Retired Budweiser Clydes.
Examiners at the first exam of the Worshipful Company of Farriers in the US.

First WCF US exam
1st US WFC exam.

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