me pressure, so that, in case of all old horses accustomed to go upon calks, there is ulceration of the heels, in the form of "corns," which the smith informs the owner is the effect of hard roads bruising the heel from the outside; he usually "cuts out the corn," and puts on more iron in the form of a "bar shoe." Or the same action which produces corns, acting upon the dead, dry, unsupported frog and sole, breaks the arch of the foot so that a "drop sole" is manifest, or "pumiced foot," for both of which a "bar shoe" is the unvarying, pernicious prescription. In the Goodenough shoe, the calks are supplied, and the weight so distributed that the objection to the old method does not exist.
COUNTERSINKING THE NAILS.
This is a point to which we call attention as of great importance. In shoeing a horse for light or rapid work with a common flat shoe, seven or eight nail-heads protrude, and take the force of his blow on the ground. The foot has just been pared, and those nails, driven into t
This pamphlet was actually John E. Russell's second work; written in response to the negative reviews of his first work, 'Irrational Horse-Shoeing'.
In the 'Irrational Horse-Shoeing' pamphlet Russell recommended such techniques as:
*Horse-Shoeing While Drunk
*Horse-Shoeing Your Dog
With 'Rational Horse-Shoeing' Russell returned to the more traditional and effective shoeing techniques we know and use today.