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Farriers of the 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys). 1918 (c)

Photograph, World War One (1914-1918), 1918 (c).

The farrier's main job was primarily hoof trimming and fitting shoes to Army horses. This combined traditional blacksmith's skills with some veterinarian knowledge about the physiology and care of horses' feet. Most farriers were non-commissioned officers; the majority serving with artillery and cavalry regiments.

From a group of 36 photographs collected by Farrier Sgt J Wyvill, 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys) and 12th (Prince of Wales's Royal) Lancers, 1900 (c)-1918.

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NAM. 1977-11-248-31


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