Gina's note: "We've carried a lot of different educational farrier books over the years, and they are all very good. All are worth owning for your library. When I sat down to review this one, I wanted to see what set it apart from the others. If you've checked out the sample chapters above, you know that they're packed with usable, current information for all manner of topics related to horseshoeing and the horse's hoof. I was impressed by this quote on horsemanship:
"Keep working with the horse. It is important to maintain your composure. Do not lose your temper. I know. This is a hard one, and every one of us has our moments when it is just too much, and we get mad at the horse. Try and remember that you should never get mad at a horse for being a horse. That is how God made them, and if you are going to work on and with them, you will have to accept it.. Getting mad is apt to get you or the horse hurt, and later on you may regret it, either way."
Many of the chapters in this book begin with a Bible verse, something I don't remember seeing before in any horseshoeing text. Chapter 7 - General Principles of Farriery begins with Psalm 20:7 "Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God."