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  • n. Plural form of farrier.


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  • Blacksmiths, also known as farriers or horse shoers, take care of the most important part of an equine: its feet.

  • Skilled horseshoers, also known as farriers, evaluate horses’ individual needs and, when necessary, provide corrective or therapeutic shoes to improve faults of gait and compensate for physical limitations.

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  • Several pages here are devoted to why, when invading Russia, the usually far-sighted Napoleon failed to be sure that his farriers were equipped with frost-resistant horseshoes.

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  • Two other trades that immediately come to mind who have to deal with similiar customers are saddlemakers/repairmen and farriers (not to be confused with a horseshoer since the former is trained and knows what he is doing while the latter is learning how on your valuable horse) but I won't bore you with their valid comments at this time.

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  • At the Irish National Stud at Kildare the Queen was applauded as, visibly relaxed and smiling broadly, she was introduced to jockeys, trainers, farriers and apprentices and shown racehorses.

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  • She read farriers 'books on equine anatomy, diseases and temperaments.

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  • At the same time he was deep in discussion with Terry, who was now on hand; there was great heave and ho everywhere, with inspections and issue of rations and farriers and armourers going demented and messengers flying and the telegraph office open night and day; how the dickens Custer had energy enough for his evening's jollity I can't fathom.


  • They work closely with the veterinarians and farriers for the ultimate care these rescued horses can receive.

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  • Of course, if Cameron were the re-incarnation of Lord Salisbury, then Dave would have ample understanding of, and who knows perhaps even intimacy with, the various retainers, ostlers, scullery maids and farriers in his employ.

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  • In 1909 there were significantly more highly skilled blacksmiths and farriers with incomes significantly above those of the assembly line workers in Detroit.

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