Calvary Horseshoer's Technical Manual

Cavalry Horseshoer's Technical Manual


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If you're on the lookout for reliable trimming and shoeing techniques, you'll have a hard time finding any footcare practices that have stood the test of time better than those featured in The Cavalry Horseshoer's Technical Manual

Veteran Army farriers say this 128-page War Department technical manual (TM-220) offers the best instructions on shoeing techniques to be found anywhere and is among the very best shoeing books ever written. Jammed with hundreds of practical shoeing ideas you can put to good use, it gives you a basic understanding of what you need to know about all aspects of footcare, explained with highly detailed diagrams and photos so you can quickly translate the concepts directly into your daily work.

The Cavalry Horseshoer's Technical Manual doesn't stop short by only exploring the ABC's of footcare. You'll find that it also spends ample time explaining the important "WHYS" of effective horseshoeing so you can gain a full understanding of the concepts it presents. Featuring hundreds of time-tested Cavalry shoeing techniques, you'll pick up many insightful tips and techniques for dealing with:

  • Anatomy & Physiology     
  • Tools, Shoes and Nails    
  • Proper Care of Feet Between Shoeings 
  • Borium-Treated Horseshoes     
  • Fundamentals of Horseshoeing          
  • Handmaking Shoes
  • Effective Care of Unshod Feet           
  • Practical Trimming and Shoeing Suggestions          
  • Normal, Special and Corrective Shoeing Techniques
  • 107 Time-Tested Shoeing Questions and Answers Featured in a Unique Chapter Called "The Horseshoer's Catechism"