First published in 1863, this book is a comprehensive guide to shoeing horses, with chapters on anatomy, diseases and ailments, general maintenance, avoiding common problems, and much more. This profusely-illustrated volume contains a wealth of timeless information, and it will appeal to both modern farriers and collectors of vintage equestrian literature. Contents include: "Description of the Foot", "The Horny Crust", "Definition of Elastic as Applied to the Horse's Foot", "The Sole", "The Frog", "The Bones of the Foot", "The Lateral Cartilages", "The Sensitive Frog", "The Elastic Cushion or Fatty Frog", "The Coffin Joint", "The Navicular Joint", etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in a modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on maintaining and caring for horses.