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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 12, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta THE lEIHMWOS HttALD 19 Museum plans blacksmith demonstration eluded from It n, and this is for the that's right. The nails at on one side and they rfectly into the holes in toes. They don't fit the way." this time the nails ed in and the ends bent This is a precautionary ore, jwt in case the horse his foot bade and the nails the farrier's leg. He last season he had this n twice. Tightener the excess nail is cut off tightener is used to sec- >e shoe. Thrse more feet te job is done. The patrol- will be responsible for ng the hoof black and ke a woman, it sure does a difference. average horse can be in an hour-and-a-quarter, lake longsr if the hoof d and dry. Or if the horse t stand still and co-oper- many farriers are there jlh Alberta? ere are three in the 'idge-Taber area, one in ir Creek and two in Fort od. The Olds Agriculture e sponsors a 12-week far- course but none of the ates ever seem to get this Mr. Brown took a week-long govern- >ponsored course in Gra- couple years ago but knowledge has been from ob- servation and experience. Investment The investment is relatively small, a truck and about worth of tools and another for shoes and nails and a fellow can be in business. How does this compare to the shoeing on the famous Trek of 74? One account we found re- lates, "On July 18 camp was made on the banks of the Souris Riv- er and for two days the msn indulged in an orgy of bathing and washing clothes. Damaged carts were repaired and equip- ment was redistributed; por- table forges were brought into play and several horses shod." The farrier, or blacksmith, as he was called then, pul the coal into the forge, when it got hot, he controlled the tem- perature with a draught. The strap iron was heated until red and then pounded into the shape needed for a shoe. Every few minutes the metal would be cold and would have to be reheated. After the shoe was made, the holes inserted, the blacksmith was ready to prepare the horse. Often on the Trek, we learn- ed, it was at night when a horse was in need of shoes and so the flat nails were for real. Future plans for the Museum include a real'Iiva blacksmith, working in the blacksmith shop that now only houses tools. Yes, the past is gone, but in Fort it is not dead. SPRING CLEARANCE SAL E! AT GENERAL PAINT WALLCOVERINGS Ready Painted Dry Strippables A WIDE SELECTION OF COLOURINGS AND PATTERNS Vinyls Fabric Back up to 0 RETAIL 99f 4 per single roll .95 LOADS OF PARKING AT REAR OF GENERAL PAINT WALLCOVERINGS 1020 3rd Ave. S. Phone 328-9221 or 328-9222 PHONE 328-1138 BOX 786 PHONE 328-1139 WILLIAMS RANCH AND FARM EQUIPMENT LTD. -Cockshutt, Oliver and Sales and Service -Flagliner Trailers and Circle J Horse Trailers -Sakundiak Heavy Duty Grain Augers -Hawk Roll Baler and Willcar Rock Pickers Have moved to rsew premises Now located at 421 33rd Street OPENING SPECIALS -110 h.p. 1968 COCKSHUTT 1950T with cab. Com- pletely overhauled and new tires -110 h.p. 1966 COCKSHUTT 1950 GM. Motor over, hauled. Duals, cab and Allied front end LO....... -92 h.p. 1967 COCKSHUTT 1850D with cab and duals, excellent -FARMALL M-ROW CROP with front end loader. Valves done......... JOHN DEERE Model 1100 16' Surffex with seeding attach............. '7500 1-GRAHAME HOEME 24' W.T. cultivator with hyd. and rod attach..... 1-GRAHAM HOEME 12' Cultivator less sweeps. Very good 2 NEW 170 BUSHEL FARM-EZE MANURE SPREADERS Reg. Special 2-NEW WILLCAR ROCK PICKERS Complete with new tires............ 1-New 250 (flat) gal. 60' GOLDEN ARROW SPRAYER with tires Many more haying and harvest specials too numerous to name Drop In And See Us For A Deal ;