Readers can use this book as a guide to learn whether their horses are being shod properly or use it to learn to shoe their own horses The book stresses good horse handling techniques and proper trimming Correct trimming of the feet is the basis of good shoeing, and neither can be accomplished if the horseshoer cannot get the horse to stand still long enough to work on him thus the importance of handling To get really proficient at horseshoeing, it takes a lot of practice trimming and shoeing a lot of different horses This book covers all the basics in plain, simple language, lavishly illustrated, and diagrammed....
|Title||:||Well-Shod: A Horseshoeing Guide For Owners & Farriers (Western Horseman Books)|
|Number of Pages||:||464 Pages|
|File Size||:||597 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Well-Shod: A Horseshoeing Guide For Owners & Farriers (Western Horseman Books) Reviews
This book was obviously written by someone who has been doing the trade for a long time. It is well organized. He begins with an introduction about himself then starts the book out from a little horse philosophy, approaching the horse, handling the horse as gently as possible. Goes over the tools of the trade and his experiences with them. I got this book to trim my own horses hoofs and I've learned a lot just to chapter 3. I do recommend you start at the beginning and read it through. It is a great reference book also.. It has a really nice horse shoe index in the back of the book. Mr. Don Haskins has done a superb job putting this into print.
I bought this book for my boyfriend who is a farrier. He found a lot of helpful tips in this book along with new ideas that he didn't learn in school. He even used one of the behavior modification tips yesterday and it worked great! He also appreciates how the author writes in a very simple, straight forward way that is easy to understand.
This book did not give enough info on correct trimming. Detailed info for shoeing, but without a good trim first, why put shoes on?- I feel I wasted my money.
As I changed farriers and also got a new horse who has some hoof issues , I realized how much I just let my shoer do without asking or learning why. This book is great to really inform any person on some important details of farriery. I will pass it on to my new farrier who is young and working alot. Good tricks and theories that he may be able to use.
This is a great book, and the author Don knows what he is talking about. I don't shoe my own horse, but I wanted to be able to inspect my farrier's work and make sure he was doing a good job. This book helped me learn how to do that. Highly recommended.
A great book for horse owners that are no to up on the horses hooves. Very educational and informative. If you are thinking about shoeing or trimming your own horses this is a must book.
The book is a good starter for understanding the basics ferrer operations. First time horse owners will fine information about the importance of proper shoeing and how a ferrer handles horse which sometimes can be a handful.