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On his retirement, English farrier James Todd worries skills may soon be lost

On his retirement, English farrier James Todd worries skills may soon be lost | Hoofcare and Lameness | Scoop.it

British farrier James Todd may be looking forward to his retirement after 50 years of shoeing horses but he is also deeply worried about the future of his art and the standard of farriery in the 21st century.


@hoofcarejournal writes: Our old friend James Todd is retiring? Say it isn't so!


This article is a terrific interview with the always-outspoken Mr. Todd, and includes a terrific slide show of his forge in Great Warley, Essex, near London.


Worth a click! Just click on the headline or image to open the original article in the "This is Essex" newspaper in England. There's a wonderful slideshow, too!

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Heavy Hooves: Farrier Work Transformed with Tony Golding's Artistic Vision | Fran Jurga's Hoof Blog

Heavy Hooves: Farrier Work Transformed with Tony Golding's Artistic Vision | Fran Jurga's Hoof Blog | Hoofcare and Lameness | Scoop.it
British photographer Tony Golding zooms in on English farriers at a competition as they shoe heavy horses. Horseshoes, nails, tools, hands in crisp high definition slide show to lilting jazz piano riffs.


@hoofcarejournal wrote: No words are needed for this video, and none were supplied. This is the work of one of my favorite British photographers, Tony Golding, who normally is photographing British heavy horses in all their glory.


But this time he turned to the bottom of those same horses' feet and zoomed in on the hands of the farriers at a shoeing contest at one of the big shows in England. He got very close and followed a couple of the contestants through to nailing on.


Thanks, Tony!


Click on the big bold headline at the top to watch this amazing photography event, or go directly to Fran Jurga's Hoof Blog.

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