Farrier Bill Balling shoeing a draft horse in Waddington

Pictured is farrier Bill Balling on the job, shoeing a draft horse in Waddington with a shoe that he cast. Bill Balling, whose home is in Hermon, worked as a farrier all over Saint Lawrence County , trimming and shoeing the hooves of horses, from riding horses to draft horses to hobby horses.

Photo taken circa the mid-1990s. Waddington, NY. Photographer Phil Ashwood.

Read more about Bill’s work and see more photos of him at work in our full North Country at Work story. 

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