Horseshoeing's Legacy Preserved

Briefly, the legacy of horseshoeing was on display for all to see at the Kentucky Derby Museum in Louisville, Ky.

In July of 1992, the museum honored farriers with a display called "They Shoe Horses, Don't They?" Just over seven months later, however, the tribute was dismantled and the decades of farriers' achievements became only memories for the thousands of visitors who enjoyed the display.

American Farriers Journal has secured the past, present, and future of the exhibition with the Special Report, "They Shoe Horses, Don't They?" a 36-page photographic journey through the exhibit.

The report is devoted to documenting the achievements, tools, and farriers whose lives revolve around the treatment of the equine limb.

Included is a historical glance at the 1,500-year-old profession, a literary review of some of the first farriery authors, an in-depth look at shoeing tools, biographies of the 18 charter members of the International Horseshoeing Hall Of Fame and a brief explanation of critical hoof diseases.

A glimpse at how technology has dramatically influenced horseshoeing is also highlighted. A comparison of peoples' shoes to horseshoes was a favorite in the exhibit at the museum and is sure to enlighten readers of this special report.

For more information, or to order a copy, send check or money order for $12.95 to American Farriers Journal, PO Box 624, Brookfield, Wisc. 53008-0624; 414/782-4480; 800/645-8455; FAX 414/782-1252.

About the Author

Tim Brockhoff

Tim Brockhoff was Staff Writer of The Horse:Your Guide to Equine Health Care from 1995 to 1999. His degree is in Agricultural Communications from the University of Kentucky, and his equine experience is with American Saddlebreds.

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