Items Tagged with 'ornamental blacksmithing'


Shoeing For A Living

Shoeing Mackinac Island’s Horses with Limited Resources

Michigan farrier Jennifer Horn applies sound principles to maintain driving and trail riding mounts
There are few places in the United States where a modern community has no use for motorized vehicles. One such place can be found on Mackinac Island, just south of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula in Lake Huron. The island, which is 3.8 square miles, outlawed horseless carriages in 1898, leaving three modes of transportation — walking, bicycling and horses.
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Recycled Shoes Given New Life

Tom Hill is a self-taught sculptor from the United Kingdom who has been working with recycled horseshoes to create life-size animal sculptures. The native of Herfordshire, England, utilizes a gas forge, anvil and hammer as well as various welding techniques to heat and shape thousands of used horseshoes to create his sculptures.
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Vultures, Horseshoes And Everything In-Between

A visit to Indiana farrier Tom Willoughby’s shop gives insight to how practicing ornamental blacksmithing can translate to forging skills with horseshoes
More so than any predecessor, Facebook has connected people who have never met in person or likely ever will. One person who has thousands of friends, many of whom he has yet to shake hands with, is Crown Point, Ind., farrier Tom Willoughby.
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