This vintage book contains a detailed treatise on farriery, being an exploration of contemporary methods with instructions and ideas concerning improved techniques. "Horse-Shoeing As It Is and As It Should Be" will appeal to those with an interest in the history and development of farriery, and it would make for a fantastic addition to collections of equestrian literature. Contents include: "The Foot of the Horse-Its Exterior", "The Interior Parts of the Foot", "The Present Method of Preparing the Horse's Foot for Shoeing", "The Proposed Method of Preparing the Foot for the Shoe", "Farriers' Tools and their Separate Uses", "he Preservation of the Hoof", "Of Diseases that may be Attributed to Shoeing", 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.