July 28, 2016
In a small booth in Old Frontier Town, a blacksmith and his apprentices demonstrate a nearly forgotten trade.
His demeanor is brusque–he has no patience for the mistakes of apprentices generally or the ill-informed who believe that blacksmiths are farriers.
They aren’t. He’s clear about that.
Farriers make shoes for horses; blacksmiths forge tools and metal goods.
Cheyenne Frontier Days are a step backward in time.
And the Blacksmith is no exception.