16 August 2016 / Blogs & Features
It was scorching hot this year at Appleby! Especially for the farriers trimming feet and providing the essential ‘pit stop’ service at the Fair. We also had a farrier – Dean Bland – at the Horse Information Stand on Salt Tip Corner. He gave a shoe modification demo which showcased shoe adaptations as well as new shoeing materials such light and durable plastic and aluminium shoes as well as pads that go between the shoe and hoof to add cushioning - all of which are shaking up the farriery world at the moment.