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The Art and Science of Horseshoeing by R. Gordon Greeley B.S.,M.S., D.V.M.

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The Art and Science of Horseshoeing

by R. Gordon Greeley B.S.,M.S., D.V.M.

This is a handy book clearly illustrated that covers the anatomy and function of the hoof, safe and proper handling of the front and hind feet, a description of tools and techniques for trimming hooves and preparing them for shoes, methods of improving the gait of adult horses through corrective shoeing, how to nail a shoe, variation of normal shoeing to correct faulty gaits, methods of alleviating common pathological conditions of the feet, how to deal with corns, wall cracks, tendonitis, laminitis, corns etc. Also gives guidance for the hobbyist in purchasing the forge, anvil and related tools  and general use of forge and anvil.

Clearly illustrated, concise text

Hard cover book in excellent condition, good dust jacket, copyright 1970, illustrated with drawings, 176 pages