Blog Comment Debates on Horsecare, 1600s-style

The copies of books that survive in our libraries show passages underlined, and agreement or disagreement signified in marginal comments: one reader of The Compleat Horseman and Expert Farrier (1639) by Thomas de Gray, esquire, so strongly disapproved of its advice that he crossed out “esquire”, and deleted the prefix “ex” in the book’s title …

A Design for Horse Life

Click through to see a fine and appropriately horse-shoe shaped blacksmith’s shop in North Yorkshire, a lovely architectural curio rooted out by Jane Badger. UPDATED: to add a second themed forge, at Carlton on Trent, now listed.