have been shoeing the feet of horses for centuries. In the early days of
American history, virtually every town and community had at least one farrier.
Many larger farms and ranches even had their very own farrier on the
One would think it would be a lost art in today's high-tech world, but it isn't.
The popularity of horses as pets and "recreational vehicles" has given
the farrier a new lease on life. In most rural areas of the country one can
easily find one when your horse needs a set of shoes or a hoof trim.
And while the traditional steel horseshoes are still used extensively, new
polymer materials and adhesives have revolutionized the tools of the trade.
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