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Dr Simon Curtis: new book 'The Farrier'

New book by renowned farrier Dr Simon Curtis documents the art of farriery around the world


'The Farrier' is a pictorial journey across the equine world, recording farriers at work on six continents. Here the variety of horse types, their diverse environs, and the farrier's range of activities, are seen through the craftsman's eye. Dr Simon Curtis captures the essence of the farrier's world using his unequalled opportunities to photograph over 60 farriers around the world.


The photo-book is a departure from Dr Curtis's previous textbooks, some of which are staples for learning in the farriery world. With 'The Farrier', Simon has a new aim: to shine a light on the hard work of farriers everywhere.


Dr Curtis says "Wherever there are horses there are farriers. My photo-book celebrates the farrier's role, the environment they work in, and the variety of horses they care for. The book is a culmination of a 10 year project with one purpose: to share joy and pride for the craft of farriery."


Simon is well-known in the farriery world for his achievements and advancement of knowledge in the hoof-care field, and he has lectured and taught all over the world. He recently completed a PhD in Equine Biomechanics and is a Fellow and Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Farriers.


Other awards include the Sir Colin Spedding Award, presented to exceptional heroes of the equestrian world by HRH Princess Anne; an Honorary Associateship to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, the first time that any farrier has received such an honour; and has been inducted into the International Farriers Hall of Fame.


This new art book follows the 2018 release of Simon’s hoof-care book ‘The Hoof of the Horse’, and his popular podcast of the same name. The podcast features many of the farriers documented in ‘The Farrier’, sharing insights to their experiences and the culture of farriery in their corner of the world.


'The Farrier' will be released August 2020. More information and ordering available at curtisfarrierbooks.com