"Rational Horse-Shoeing" is a detailed handbook on farriery first published in 1912. Within in, all aspects of horse shoeing are covered, including common ailments and their cure and prevention. The information is laid out in an accessible way, with detailed diagrams and illustrations helping to explain the principles. This book will appeal to modern equestrians and collectors of allied literature. Contents include: "General Observations", "Sound Horses", "Evils of Common Shoeing", "Frog Pressure", "Description of the Goodenough Shoe", "Countersinking the Nails", "The Bevel of the Foot Surface", "The Bevel on the Ground Surface", "The Calks", "How to Shoe Sound Feet", "Incipient Unsoundness", "Simple Cases of Contraction", "Quarter and toe Crack", 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.