On Sept. 1, 2010, International Horseshoeing Hall Of Fame member Joe Kriz passed away at the age of 93 in his Bethany, Conn., home. He was part of a shoeing legacy that stretched back generations to the former Czechoslovakia.
Along with his brother, Johnny, another Hall Of Famer, Kriz worked with many breeds and disciplines. However, the brothers became legendary figures in the draft horse industry, notably with shoeing the Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales.
On Sept. 4, Joe Kriz was laid to rest. His funeral procession featured an early 20th century wagon, pulled by two of his Belgian horses - a fitting tribute to a man whose career was dedicated to keeping draft horses going.
Below you can find a slideshow remembering Joe Kriz as well as the full-size images from the slideshow:
Click on the images below to see them in their full size.