Here's some pictures taken at "Blasts from the Past" a multiperiod event in Romsey, Hampshire, England which took place last weekend (6 & 7 August) We were pitched with the Southern Skirmish Association and found the set-up to be very popular, ending up making all sorts of accoutrements, pegs, hooks etc, during the weekend. Also got to do an emergency MP40 submachine gun repair!!
We soon found the forge provided for our every comfort!
As farriers were often sent out "light" there was no need to take a heavy anvil - just a "pin" and a "bick" as the horseshoes would have been made bulk centrally. The shoes would only need to be heated and shaped for the hooves.
Overall it was a good event. SOSKAN are the oldest American Civil War reenacting Society in the UK (196 and still have founder members turning up for events. I reckon that makes it a good society to belong to. So much so we joined that weekend!!