Pictured Above: Bob Peacock (right) with fellow Hall Of Fame farrier Jack Miller (left).
The Ohio farrier was an aid to Gen. Curtis LeMay while serving in the United States Air Force from 1956-65. Peacock was a member of a number of farrier organizations and held many patents that innovated the industry. Though Peacock’s farrier career was cut short by a shoeing-related injury, he has made a major and unquestionable impact on the industry. He founded Farrier Science Clinic, developing and marketing equine supplements NU-FOOT and FUNGIDYE; he also invented the wide web aluminum shoe. Peacock had a presence at major events, serving as farrier for the Pan Am Games in 1978. He has also spoken at several conferences, including the International Hoof-Care Summit.
Peacock won several honors throughout his lifetime, including membership in the International Horseshoeing Hall Of Fame and the American Farrier’s Association Humanitarian award. Peacock contributed significant research to the field on white line disease. Peacock was a long-time contributor to American Farriers Journal.
He was a member of Western Hills-Cheviot Lodge #140 F&AM and a life member of the Syrian Temple where he was past Potentate in 2007.
Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 29, 2017, at Northwest Community Church, 8735 Cheviot Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45251. Burial will follow in Bridgetown Cemetery. Immediately following the burial there will be a visitation and celebration of Peacock’s life at Receptions Banquet Hall, 3302 Westbourne Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45248.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cincinnati Shriners Hospital, 3229 Burnet Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45229.
American Farriers Journal will honor Peacock in the September/October 2017 issue.
AFJ Articles by and about Bob Peacock: