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If you were to poll veteran farriers about which books in their hoof-care library they value most, Professor William Russell's masterpiece, Scientific Horseshoeing, would be on the top of many lists. This book is packed with page after page of in-depth information on all aspects of shoeing and hoof care.
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.
This 384-page hard cover reprint of the extremely rare ninth edition from 1906 is among the most respected historical references on trimming and shoeing principles ever published.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, trainer or horse owner deeply interested in hoof care, this book will serve as a valuable reference for many years to come.
"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, Wash.
Featuring more than 600 hand-drawn, fully detailed illustrations, Scientific Horseshoeing 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.
You'll find HUNDREDS of details on leveling and balancing the action and gait of horses, and page-after-page of time-tested footcare solutions for dealing with...
You'll also learn countless fine details 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 compelling read and hard to put down. After you read it, you will understand why it has been the go-to book for many years for hoof researchers and authors and deserves a place on your bookshelf of valuable footcare reference books.
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