by Prof. William Russell
originally published in 1903
Reprinted by Loose Change Publications
c/o Reuel Darling
17683 Tollhouse Road
Clovis, California 93612 USA
Hardbound, 390 pages, illustrated, $40 + s&h
Reviewed by Diana Mead Jordan
This review was published in the November, 1996 issue of ANVIL Magazine
Prof. Russell was an accomplished and celebrated American farrier in his day. He was also a prolific writer and illustrator, dedicated to farriery as a science. The entire title of the book is Practical Scientific Horseshoeing for Levelling & Balancing the Action & Gate (sic) of Horses & Remedying & Curing the Different Diseases of the Foot. Seasoned farrier/blacksmith Reuel Darling was introduced to Russellþs material as a mimeographed text when he was a farrier student under Ralph Hoover at California Polytechnic Institute. Because of the timeless nature of Russell's work, Reuel was inspired to preserve the classic by reprinting it on acid-free paper. Some of the original print engravings from the book hang in the farrier offices at Cal Poly.
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