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The title of the new Corrective Farriery, a Textbook of Remedial Horseshoeing, Vol. II, hits the shoeing nail on the head. There is no mistaking the feel of an old-fashioned textbook, from its hard cover binding, abundant full-color photos and detailed diagrams to its no-nonsense approach to teaching the subject at hand — in this case, remedial and therapeutic trimming and shoeing.
A quick skim of Corrective Farriery also reveals that this textbook is not intended for an introductory footcare class. Although inexperienced farriers will find the book interesting and helpful, its targeted readership seems to be hoof-care professionals who already have a basic knowledge of equine footcare.
And Corrective Farriery is not just for horseshoers.
“It is written with both farriers and veterinary surgeons in mind,” writes editor Simon Curtis. “Chapters such as fractures of the distal phalanx describe the types of lesion encountered and the way in which both professions use their skills to promote healing.”
Curtis is the force behind Corrective Farriery, gathering, coordinating and editing the various chapters from numerous authors. He is a widely known and respected British farrier with 35 years of experience who has earned membership in the International Horseshoeing Hall Of Fame.
He has been cited in many American Farriers Journal articles and has been a featured speaker at the International Hoof-Care Summit and other farrier conferences.
Curtis is a fellow of the Worshipful Company of Farriers, and he was named an honorary associate of the Royal College of Veterinary…