Ok, today was a logging day. Yes! It`s that time again, well in actuality, I have been logging for the last couple of weeks. I know this is none horsey, but! …………….While I was logging the other day, I came across a set of Horse shoes. Rusty wasn’t the word, more sort of……made of rust! Anyhow, there was only two shoes, one front and one rear. I could not for the life of me decide for what purpose they were made.
In all the few years I have been messin` with horses, I have never seen a set like this.
The right shoe is a front one! It has a square toe, each shoe is 6 inches across. The left shoe has a lip on the out side edge. Also the right hand edge as you can see tapers away to nothing.
As you can see, from the pictures, they are rather large. It would appear they were made for a Clydesdale Horse some time ago. For the show ring. Apparently this design, is used to push the hocks together, by lifting the outside edge of the hoof. Makes for a better show? My friend and local genius, Fiona, she has Clydesdales, and was able to show me a recent pair, used in today`s Show ring. All in all, these shoes are for Foals!! About a year old, maybe less.
This is a new addition, “Hermione”, a two year old Clydesdale Filly.
Thought I`d share with you all. Interesting, how one task, seems to lead to another?