Les maréchaux-ferrants, l’histoire d’hier à aujourd’hui

Farriers, the history of yesterday and today

Monday, May 15th 

Farriers have a long history dating back to ancient times when humans began domesticating horses for use in agricultural work and travel. Ranches and breeding operations rely heavily on farriers to maintain the health and performance of horses.

Farriers began their work making metal shoes for horses to protect hooves from wear and trauma. Over the centuries, farriers have become true experts in the care of horses' feet and hooves, monitoring their growth and preventing hoof diseases.

As technology advanced, farriers used new materials and tools to maintain the quality of shoes for horses. The arrival of new types of shoes to protect hooves and improve performance has revolutionized the industry. Farriers have also become experts in horseshoes and nails, designing custom shoeing systems to meet the specific needs of horses.

On ranches and breeding grounds, farriers are essential for the health and well-being of horses. By regularly monitoring horses' hooves and feet, farriers can detect problems before they become serious. They can also offer advice on nutrition, exercise and hygiene to keep horses healthy.

In conclusion, the history of farriers is closely linked to that of horses and ranches. Farriers have worked hard to develop their expertise in horse foot and hoof care and to provide quality services to ranches. They continue to play a crucial role in maintaining the health and performance of horses in their daily lives.