|Description: Metal hammer head, flat head with 2 gently curving prongs, wooden handle. |
A farrier is a specialist in equine hoof care, including the trimming and balancing of horses' hooves and the placing of shoes on their hooves. A farrier combines some blacksmith's skills (fabricating, adapting, and adjusting metal shoes) with some veterinarian's skills (knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the lower limb) to care for horses' feet. _http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farrier_
For more information: Early Blacksmith's Tool, Reference ' A Museum of Early American Tools" by Eric Sloane. New York: Ballantyne Books, 1964. Page 90.