This is a detailed handbook on horseshoeing, first published in 1872. It has chapters on theory and science, as well as easy-to-follow directions on basic shoeing methods, tips on discovering and treating common ailments, and much more. "Practical Horseshoeing" will be of utility to modern horse owners and farriers alike, and it would make for a wonderful addition to collections of allied literature. Contents include: "Importance of the Art", "Anatomy of the Horse's Foot", "The Hoof", "The Wall", "The Horny Sole", "The Horny Frog", "The Coronary Frog-Band or Peripole", "Growth of the Hoof", "Shoeing", "Preparing the Hoof", "Levelling the Wall", "Shortening the Wall", "Pairing the Sole", "The Shoe", "Weight", "Calkins", etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and 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.