Farrier


Definitions:


Farrier - from the Online Etymology Dictionary:
1560s, from M.Fr. ferrier "blacksmith," from L. ferrarius "of iron," also "blacksmith," from ferrum "iron" (in M.L., also "horseshoe"), possibly of Semitic origin, via Etruscan [Klein]. An earlier form of it in English was ferrer, ferrour "ironsmith" (late 12c., as a surname).

Farrier -from Wikipedia:
A specialist in equine hoof care, including the trimming and balancing of a horse's hoof and the placing of shoes to the horse's foot. A farrier couples a subset of the blacksmith's skills (fabricating, adapting, and adjusting metal shoes) with a subset of veterinary medicine (knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the lower limb) to address the care of the horse's feet.

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"Be Your Own Blacksmith" - 1949 Popular Science