Everything you always wanted to know about farriery, but
were afraid to ask!
This is an information-dense,
well-illustrated volume which employs extensive cross-referencing
to efficiently cover topics from the basics that everyone working
with horses should know on up to advanced concepts in modern
hoofcare. Designed for the free-form, individual study that is
naturally common in farriery.
The general focus of Millwater's
Farriery is practical hoofcare
to maintain and restore soundness. It does not deal
extensively with contest forging and shoeing, nor is it intended
to provide in-depth instruction on the business-end of running a
horseshoeing service. It does feature article-length
entries on hoof balance, trimming technique, basic shoe forging,
cold fitting keg shoes, practical horseshoe modifications, drawing
and setting clips, shoe application, and managing various lameness
and gait problems with applied farriery.
Horseowners will find
instruction on how to cleanly remove loose shoes... And put them
back on well enough to keep their horses in service until the
farrier can get to them. Also articles on how to properly hold
horses for shoeing, and the fundamentals needed to understand and
effectively participate in one of the most essential
aspects of their horses' care.
This book is the culmination
of our lexicon project, which started eighteen years ago with The
Pocket Dictionary of Farrier Terms and Technical Language,
and evolved through eight editions of The New
Dictionary of Farrier Terms and Technical Language.
Millwater's Farriery makes the leap
to an encyclopedic dictionary, with triple the
content of the last New Dictionary.
Includes expanded appendices,
an extensive Historical Reference section, and updated resource
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Clothing, caps, mugs, and other
made with the farrier in-mind. Classic Strasser Barefoot Cult Bumper
Sticker and Mug
seen on the Dictionary
on Millwater Products...
The single-snake caduceus,
actually the Staff of Asklepios (Aesculapius), Greek god of
medicine, has been the traditional symbol of healers since ancient
times. The snake represents renewal because of the fact that he
periodically sheds his skin and emerges like 'brand new'. It seemed
an appropriate symbol to apply to the art and science of preserving
and restoring soundness in horses, and was incorporated into the
cover design for our very first Dictionary.
The Farrier's Caduceus has the
snake coiled around an oversized horseshoe nail. At the top of the
nail is a winged horseshoe, based on the Cavalry emblem for a
farrier. The image is framed with a horseshoe, which is
positioned right-side up from the farrier's point of view.
Farriery isn't just nailing on shoes.
It's a Healing Art.
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