Farrier and Shoeing

Members should know the basic farriers tools and what they are used for. They should also know the basic styles of shoes and their uses. They should understand winter shoeing, traction devices and how to use them.

Invite a farrier to demonstrate hot and cold shoeing and discuss the pros and cons of both methods. Discuss with the farrier types of caulks and other traction devices and what they should be used for.

Members should collect shoes from their farriers or their barns and make a ?Shoe Board? to display different types of shoes. Each shoe should have a description of what its features are and what it is used for. This board can then be used by the branch to teach younger members.