A Newmarket farrier who received a PhD for his research into horseshoe making has written a book on the craft.
Simon Curtis is an experienced farrier having spent more than four decades mastering the art of shoeing horses.
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He was completed a six year Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme at the University of Central Lancashire studying the development of the foal's hoof.
And now he has written a new book ''The Hoof of the Horse'', based on his years of research.
The 2,000-year-old craft has not changed much since it first began two thousand years ago.
Horseshoe maker's equipment still consist of a furnace or forge, an anvil, tongs and hammers.
Simon says that regardless of who the horse owner may be, he will give the horse the best treatment possible: