Author: Simon Curtis
Publisher: R & W Publications
Author Notes: Simon Curtis is currently the Immediate Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Farriers (2001-2002). He is a Fellow of the Worshipful Company of Farriers by examination. Based in Newmarket, Simon has been a farrier since 1972. He is a 4th generation farrier. His family have been farriers and blacksmiths on the Cambridgeshire and Suffolk border for at least 150 years. He has lectured and demonstrated farriery in 16 countries on 4 continents including the USA, Australia, India, and Dubai. He has published 2 text books about farriery. He has been published in numerous journals. He has been awarded an Honorary Associateship of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. This is the first time that any farrier has received such an honour. The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons describes the Honorary Associateship as "the highest honour which it is possible for the College to award to anyone who is not a member. In 2005 Simon was inducted into â€œThe Farriers Hall of Fame in the Kentucky Derby Museum, Louisville, USA.