Book Testimonials

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“Gregory’s Textbook of Farriery contains a mind blowing amount of information.  If you have a thirst for knowledge of hoof care, shoeing and farriery then this book is for you.”

David Hankin Dip.WCF, P3 Equestrian

“This text book answered many questions that I had once I got out on my own. Such as how to handle problem horses, techniques to better my business, all the anatomy I could handle, and so much more. This book is a must have, especially for the up and coming new farrier.”

“This book really did help me… I’ve bought a lot of textbooks, but I cant say I have ever read one in seven days.  As you start out, sometimes it’s hard to find someone to answer questions. (with the right answer.) It seemed I found answers to things that I didn’t even know I had questions for.  For example: which nail to set first.  I had problems with the shoe setting back off the toe.  I had always just moved the shoe forward when I nailed to compensate.  I didn’t realize the toe nail hole moved my shoe.  It even impressed an ol’ timer with the nail set too high trick.  This book outlined specific things that I SHOULD know as a hoof care provider.  Thank you for providing me with your insight and thoughts on this great business.  The more farriers I get to talk to the more I learn about this business the more I love it.  It’s turned into a hobby that I get paid to do!” .

Mike Gallick

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“The Gregory s Textbook of Farriery is a wonderful book for any farrier or blacksmith. It is very detailed where other books are not. I had did have another book on the principles of horseshoeing, and I tried to use it for school and as a reference.  But it was not as easy to read as Gregory’s Textbook of Farriery, nor as detailed in the steps of making shoes, or the DRASTA of lameness. I use my textbook from Chris all the time, and it is a must if you are a farrier.”

Nathan Wilson

“When I first bought your book I used it as a how to book to making various shoes. The step buy step color pictures are awesome.  For the first month I owned the book it did not leave the shop and got very dirty sitting on the tool stand.  Recently, after spending time at HHS, I started studying my anatomy.  After almost a decade of higher education I can say that the problem with most textbooks is that they are not organized to promote learning.  A lot of time is wasted picking through books and organizing information before you can start to learn it.  Your chapters on tendons and ligaments are broken down and organized perfectly to promote learning.  I have to admit I still rely on my old horseshoeing book heavily though.  I have l table with a short leg and the other book fits perfectly under the short leg.”

Phillip Norton

“Chris Gregory’s book is just as inspirational as he and his school. It may be impossible to look at this book and not see the passion Chris brings to the trade. I am hard pressed to find a subject that is not covered and that is not up to date and at the forefront of modern research and innovation. The numerous color photos bring a tactile touch that aids learning as much as modernly possible. Step by step instruction is clear and concise. The information is there if you have the time, tools and inspiration to follow through. Chris brings with him an incredible good will to the trade. He and his family are the best advertisement for his book. If you’ve met them you may easily be inspired to pick up this book and become an able bodied farrier. The only thing lacking is the true grit you will need to do the job…but if you look long enough in this book you may just be inspired to grow some.”

Alan Dryg, CJF

“Your book is a one of a kind! The pictures and diagrams are amazing. The descriptions are right on and everything you need to know is in this one book! Doesn’t matter whether you’re just starting out or been in the business for a long time, this book is a must have!! Even for those of us no longer practicing, what a great read! Congratulations Chris on a job well done.”

LeAnne Fifield Smith

“I love your Book I feel like it is very in depth but easy for a beginner to understand. And each picture is like ten thousand words and makes a tremendous difference in being able to visualize what I am learning. It is awesome!”

Anna Mcguire

“Gregory’s Text Book of Farriery is the next step in the evolution of farrier science textbooks.  It offers clear and concise instruction in the art of farriery.”

Darrell Christopherson

“Gregory’s Textbook of Farriery is not only the most comprehensive volume of shoeing but is also readable and enjoyable to look through.  After reading through it the second time. The best part is how inspiring it is to do better work.”

Dan Wirth , CJF