Horseshoeing at Noble Square

Gibraltar Historical Association has teamed up with Door County’s Thumbs Up Riders to present a horseshoeing demonstration at Noble Square. See live horses, the bending of metal, and learn how to shoe a horse properly.

Heather Richard will demonstrate the art of horseshoeing on Aug. 22, 10 am – 3 pm. She will show different methods of shoeing, make a handmade shoe from bar stock, have a variety of shoes on display and, if time permits, she will create a few hooks or picks from a molten metal bar. While visiting the square, learn the difference between a farrier and a blacksmith. Event specific coloring pages are also on hand for guests.

Visitors are invited to bring stories, artifacts and pictures that capture the history of Gibraltar and Fish Creek. While visiting Noble Square, take a tour of the Alexander Noble House and see the 2018 exhibit A House in Mourning, depicting Alexander Noble’s funeral.

The Noble House is open 10 am – 3 pm Tuesday through Saturday with an entry fee of $5.
For more information visit, email [email protected], or find them on Facebook. Thumbs Up Riders can be contacted at or 920.421.1834.

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