This week's top of the heap: The art of blacksmithing!
Fairday & Lizzy: Here's a little about this industrious past time...
Definition of Blacksmith:
1) A person who makes horseshoes and shoes horses.
2) A person who forges objects of iron.
|A Victorian Blacksmith's Shop|
Blacksmiths had a place among the working classes, and worked with their hands and arms in a smithy. Blacksmiths are highly skilled artisans. A farrier specializes in making horseshoes and shoeing horses.
What an amazing industry to learn about! The work is hard, but the ingenuity of craftsmanship remains invaluable. It's a fascinating trade to learn about, plus, the farrier is usually the nicest person in the barn- they have a great sense of humor. ~ F & L
This horse in Turkey was announced the most beautiful horse in the world- can you imagine the pressure of fitting this star with a pair of fancy horseshoes?
|Here's another beauty, just because I love horses : ) ~ F|
A day in the life of a farrier- great tutorial!