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Types of horse shoes and construction

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Thanks for the info George. 

 

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When moving a farm recently I found a few boxes of caulks both round and treaded sharp & blunt.  As A young person we used them on our horses that we logged and sugared with, worked good on ice and packed snow but tore up the stall floors, we pulled them as soon as we could in the spring.  We also  made real sure not to get stepped on by them in the barn.  We liked the treaded ones as we could take them out if they weren't going to be used for a time. Usually had a hard time getting them back in with the treads full of "stuff".

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If I recall what I read years ago the Roman army calked their war horse's shoes. The legionaries wore calked sandals so I'd be surprised if their horses didn't.

Cool shoe Das.

Frosty The Lucky.

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Thanks Frosty.it wound up in the old metal collection and I'm glad to have learned a bit about it. I had way different misconceptions about it.

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Das, you should find some old  iron casters off of a chair, and put them in to the holes for the calks. Then come up with a good story for it ;)

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haha. Horse roller skates!

 

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Or a farrier/veterinarian fix to an ailment..

Depending on the hole pattern a single large caster may match up.

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"When a horse would "freeze up" they would often slip casters on the shoes to be able to push them to a place where they could recover from their fright....This was a common occurrence where horses often could meet a curmudgeon unexpectedly..."

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We had some Race Horses that could have used them to get around the track they sure didn't seem to run fast enough.

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Antique Horseshoe rollerskate. Ok BigGun, they are old wood casters but still... first thing I found. of course a horse would need more of course of course.    looks funny enough...

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Looks good! Now just leave it sitting around and let people "discover" it and ask , what the heck is that for?

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I found another piece to the puzzle today while cleaning up. I dug out this old horseshoe welded mailbox holder that I picked up in a scrap pile at an auction. Sure enough I spot 2 horse shoes on it that have the holes. And a couple of the holes had "bits" in them. The holes are not threaded and the "bits" are friction fit and only went into the hole 3/8". 

I just find this interesting because I never knew about it. 

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