Hickman's Farriery, A Complete Illustrated Guide, Second Edition

by John Hickman, MA, FRCVS, MRCVS, Hon. WCF & Martin Humphrey, BVMS, MRCVS, Dip. WCF
J.A. Allen & Co., Ltd.
1 Lower Grosvenor Place
London, SW1W OEL Great Britain
071 834 0090
Hardbound, 236 pages, illustrated, $45
Reviewed by Diana Mead Jordan
This review was published in the November, 1996 issue of ANVIL Magazine

The acknowledged standard textbook is required reading for the Worshipful Company of Farriers examinations; Hickman's is a guide to shoe making and shoeing horses. Presented in true J.A. Allen style, the text and illustrations jump off the page. The step-by-step photographic series on basic blacksmithing and shoe making are clear and easy to follow with thorough captions. Only the shoeing methods practiced in the United Kingdom are included, and those methods no longer in vogue have been relegated to the historical section. Col. Hickman, who began his career in the Royal Army Veterinary Corps in 1936, contributes prolifically to the equine veterinary and technical literature. Martin Humphrey is an active veterinarian and farrier. He authored The Horseshoeing Book, a Pictorial Guide for Horse Owners & Students, reviewed in ANVIL Magazine, November, 1995.

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