Somebody should tell this farrier fella that using a rasp like that when burning on is dangerous and there's a possibility the rasp could slip and he will burn himself. It happened to me once. At least.
This was taken during my farriery apprenticeship on the Isle of Wight. Probably about 1993. Back in the olden days when I clenched up and clenched up then clenched up.
This is a O'Dwyer Damascus portable farrier forge Photo was taken somewhere near Ohoka, Canterbury NZ
Hoof trimming photo The Friday photo this week - trimming in the paddock. I always preferred the 12" nippers, probably because that's what I grew up using. They're easier to use and less handle to stick into the horse! I understand most farriers prefer 14 or 15" nippers but I don't know why.... Photo courtesy …
Clenching up the chestnut mare I was using Diamond pull-offs, Gibbins chaps and a T-shirt from The Warehouse
Here's a photo for Friday. I love how the photographer Antonia Steeg has captured the hot scale coming off the shoe as it's being shaped. I'm shaping a Kerckhaert Classic horseshoe with a Jim Blurton turning hammer on an O'Dwyer 40kg anvil.
Here's a photo for a Friday. I might try and post a new photo each Friday. "Might" and "try" that is. With thanks to Antonia Steeg Photography
Smokin' photo courtesy of Antonia Steeg