Thursday, July 28, 2011

Corrective/Therapeutic Illustrations...

   Because next year's Millwater's Farriery: The Illustrated Dictionary of Horseshoeing and Hoofcare already has illustrated entries on "bar shoe", "heartbar", "eggbar", and many other concepts cross-referenced to the corrective/therapeutic article, we only needed a handful of new illustrations.

This is a "tip" horseshoe.  Can be used to stop excessive toe wear in youngsters during growth spurts.
This image is from Dollar's 1898 book.
I could draft a more technically accurate image, but this one gets the concept across fine.
It's kinda' neat to throw in a few vintage illustrations to remind us that 
farriery is indeed an old, old profession... And that our grandparents weren't
quite the ignorant primitives some would have us believe.

This is a new one showing how asymmetrical traction devices can be used to turn a front foot.
I dunno.  The arrows may be a bit much.  Might redo those.
The shoe itself is a squared/set-back/rolled toe, akin to a Natural Balance horseshoe,
but with deep fullering on one branch only.  Would be overkill in most real-world shoeing.
But the illustration is to make the point of asymmetrical correction.

Now the hind.  Fullering and calk on one side to turn the foot.
Slick on the other side to let it slide on around.

Asymmetrical weighted shoe. Quarter/side weight.
I've got some side and toe weight shoes I forged years ago hanging
on my old Registered Journeyman Farrier board display...
But, instead of tossing them onto the scanner (Figuratively! Don't wanna break the glass!)
I thought I'd plunder ol' Dollar some more.

And the toe weight.
Aside from being really fine-punched, 
these old illustrations are pretty cool, no?

(All the images posted online are low-res compared to what will be used in the book.)

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