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For over 40 years American Farriers Journal has been helping farriers just like yourself take control of your business, maximize your income and develop new revenue opportunities.

It offers you dozens of keg shoe modifications, compares different trims, shares ideas on when to use pads, what nails to use and much more. It delivers you the latest and most important hoof-care news and information from every corner of the industry. It arms you with knowledge to determine when to raise your prices, and by how much. It helps take the guesswork out of finding quality products at the best prices. And it provides expert advice to help you maximize your business and make more money …and a lot more.

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This 384-page hard cover reprint of the extremely rare ninth edition from 1906 is among the most respected historical references on trimming and shoeing principles ever published. Whether you are a farrier, veterinarian or horse owner deeply interested in hoof care, this book will serve as a valuable references for many years to come.

Nearly 140 years since the first edition was published, Russell’s practical knowledge and careful study of foot and leg anatomy remains astonishingly applicable to many of today’s toughest footcare challenges. There is hardly an equine footcare article or research paper published today that does not contain some reference to his earlier work.

A Pioneer Of Scientific Horseshoeing

After arriving in Cincinnati in 1844, Russell quickly became one of the earliest proponents of “scientific” horseshoeing. This was a concept that required farriers to fully understand anatomy, evaluate numerous other factors involved in shoeing and to master the more artistic facets of forging shoes. In fact, Russell was among the first farriers to stress the concept of properly balancing the foot.

Collectors of farrier-related books say this is one of the most valuable historical references in existences. Once you have read this book, you’ll understand why it has been the go-to book for many years for hoof researches and authors, offering information that is as useful today as it was in the late 1800’s.



"I have an original copy, and I consider it one of the gems of my collection. It contains a lot of valuable information, which would be of real value to today's horseshoer."
— Bill Miller, Rochester, WA


Packed With Detailed Illustrations

Featuring more than 600 hand-drawn, fully detailed illustrations, the book devotes 57 pages to remedying and curing numerous foot diseases, making even the most complicated techniques clear and easy to follow. It describes 88 different shoes in full detail, including their uses and how to forge each shoe.

Scientific Horseshoeing Inside

Scientific Horseshoeing contains HUNDREDS of details on leveling and balancing the action and gait of horses. You'll find page-after-page of time-tested footcare solutions for dealing with cracked hooves, laminitis, pigeon toes, heel bruises, long-toe concerns, navicular disease, knock-knees, gait defects, faulty leg placement and much more.

Russell pays close attention to the development of skills in trimming and balancing the foot with its leg. Not leaving this to guesswork, he made a judicious use of a number of mathematical instruments to provide a true picture of the limb and hoof while analyzing difference in each horse. Russell explains conformation issues in clear and common sense terms that predispose animals to poor gaits and the limitations of farrier practices needed to overcome these faults.


Russell’s influence on American horseshoeing technique has been tremendous and the industry still relies on his knowledge more than 140 years later through the pages of this timeless book.

When you receive your copy of this manual, you'll learn more about foot structure, hoof function, hoof conformation, hoof quality, locomotion, foot balance, hoof care in foals, therapeutic horseshoes, hoof-care problems and hoof care for specific foot disorders.

Professor William Russell's Scientific Horseshoeing is a very good read and hard to put down. After you have read it, you will understand why it has been the go-to book for many years for hoof researchers and authors.

Gain a solid foundation for success and refine your anatomy know-how with Scientific Horseshoeing. Renew online by completing the form below, or call 866-839-8455 and mention this email!