When the soldier dismounts the stirrup is lifted up to get it out of the way .

The bag with the specialized tools, the 'Beschlagzeugtaschen', is strapped onto the saddle.

The content of the Beschlagzeugtaschen, an overview can be found in the innerbag.

Cold and warm farriery

Hot farriery means that the horseshoe is heated and gets perfectly tailored by pressing it onto the hoof. Through the imprint, the smith can see how much he has to correct before he cools down the iron in water and attaches it onto the hoof.

What you can see in these pictures is a cold farriery. There are two already prepared horseshoe in the Pferdegep├Ąck on the saddle, a front and rear design with reserve nails. The blacksmith just has to file the hoof and place the horseshoe. This is possible alongside the road, you can call it a road-side patch up. The horse can always be taken to the farriery wagon later on to adjust the horseshoe.

A horse that loses an iron can quickly run limp, this is why these mounted farriers were vital during a march. It was just impossible during movements to unload the wagon and attach a warm farriery.
It takes a great deal of work and nerves to do this alongside the road during battle, with Jabo fighters in the air and artillery strikings. It's important that the repair is done properly, as a faulty attached horseshoe will make the animal limp.




Cleaning the hoof with the Schraubstollenschl├╝sser 32

Using the Rinnhufmesser
(a curved knife)
Some cracks at the front of the toe, which appeared when the horse lost its shoe, are filed out.

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