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$300 For A Shoeing Job

To some this is just an old invoice. But as a farrier, I see the history of our trade. It also tells me of the value of a farrier. The invoice on this page is from services performed by farrier Daniel Ward for the New York City Fire Department. These horses would pull the fire engine.
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$300 For A Shoeing Job?

<strong>Editor’s note:</strong> Using an inflation calculator, the 1899 rate for the four new shoes and two pads would grow from $5 to nearly $150 in today’s buying power.
To some this is just an old invoice. But as a farrier, I see the history of our trade. It also tells me of the value of a farrier. The invoice on this page is from services performed by farrier Daniel Ward for the New York City Fire Department. These horses would pull the fire engine. A client of mine gave it to me after she had bought it for 50 cents at a yard sale in New York state.
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A Historical Look At Farrier Licensing

Back in 2005, American Farriers Journal published a highly controversial 54-page series on farrier licensing and the role that horseshoeing schools played in preparing students for a hoof-care career. To provide the hoof-care industry with a look back at the valuable historical insights on the pros and cons of farrier licensing from 10 years ago, we created this compilation of four of the 18 articles that appeared in that series.
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Museum Tour With Lee Liles

[Video] The History Of Shoe Boards

In this video, museum director Lee Liles talks about the significance of shoe boards and how they came about. Begun as a private collection, the National Museum of Horse Shoeing Tools and Hall Of Honor (Sulphur, Okla.) features one-of-a-kind items and memorabilia that has been gathered over many years. Now, in one place is an unprecedented and never-before-seen collection that contains both the conventional and the unusual — the contemporary and the obsolete.
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Museum Tour With Lee Liles

[Video] A Wide Variety Of Shoe Boards

In this video, museum director Lee Liles gives us a brief history of a handful of the 40-50 shoe display cases at the museum. Begun as a private collection, the National Museum of Horse Shoeing Tools and Hall Of Honor (Sulphur, Okla.) features one-of-a-kind items and memorabilia that has been gathered over many years. Now, in one place is an unprecedented and never-before-seen collection that contains both the conventional and the unusual — the contemporary and the obsolete.
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Museum Tour With Lee Liles

[Video] Cavalry Forges From WWI And WWII

In this video, museum director Lee Liles gives an anecdotal history of the cavalry forges from WWI and WWII. Begun as a private collection, the National Museum of Horse Shoeing Tools and Hall Of Honor (Sulphur, Okla.) features one-of-a-kind items and memorabilia that has been gathered over many years. Now, in one place is an unprecedented and never-before-seen collection that contains both the conventional and the unusual — the contemporary and the obsolete.
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Museum Tour With Lee Liles

[Video] Hall Of Honor

In this video, museum director Lee Liles takes us to the Hall Of Honor, giving us insight into some of the many historically significant items that can be found here. Begun as a private collection, the National Museum of Horse Shoeing Tools and Hall Of Honor (Sulphur, Okla.) features one-of-a-kind items and memorabilia that has been gathered over many years. Now, in one place is an unprecedented and never-before-seen collection that contains both the conventional and the unusual — the contemporary and the obsolete.
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