Thursday, May 19, 2016

Blacksmith Shop

This is a picture from around 1900 of a horse getting shoed in a blacksmith shop. I suspect that probably the horse would be shoed outside, and maybe he was moved in just for the picture. Horses are pretty skittish as it is, and I would not think you would want to be hammering near them as you mess with their feet. Also, the tail appears to be very close to the forge. In any event, it is an interesting image from the past.


  1. I don't think this is a shop. We are here in the army. It's the Cavalry taking care of the horses.

  2. And the correct past tense term is "shod", not shoed. To shoe, have shod, will shoe, and now I'll shoooo!

  3. Thank you, Elin, as one teacher to another.

    I would imagine an old war horse would not be quite as skittish as most others.