- June 3, 2009 at 5:53 pm #40610Carl RussellModerator
Typically made of steel and shaped to fit horses feet, to improve traction, and protect the hoof on hard surfaces.November 13, 2009 at 1:39 am #52799aaronleeParticipant
They say a picture is worth 1000 words. Here is an agricultural front shoe for a draft horse. This is a general purpose shoe made for plowing and field work.
I made this shoe today with my instructor. It’s made from 18 inches of 1 1/4 by 1/2 inch steel. It has heel caulks and a toe clip. I don’t think many people put these on anymore in the US but I could be wrong? I think mainly because it’s a pretty labor intensive shoe to build.
AaronNovember 13, 2009 at 4:28 pm #52798Scott GParticipant
Very nice work, Aaron.
You can still buy keg shoes with toe & heel calks, toe and quarter clips are drawn just like you did. Even with keg shoes I’m a firm believer in hot shoeing.November 17, 2009 at 8:58 pm #52800VandParticipant
Nice shoe Aaron! We also hand-build our shoes from farm plates to show shoes. We start with about the same amount of steel as well.
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