National Geographic : 1973 Apr
PITTING HEFT against horsepower, blacksmith H. Edgar Messerschmidt shoes a huge hoof of an 1,850 pound Belgian draft horse as his son William restrains the giant (below). "Dunnerwetter!-Thunderation!"he exploded moments later as the animal broke loose, smashing its new iron shoe into his thigh. "Boy oh boy! Now how am I going to get around tonight?"