This horseshoe is intended to prevent ‘brushing’ – when the horse strikes the inside of one leg with another. One wing ends in a ‘caulk’ (a protrusion at the toe or heel of a shoe which provides additional traction), while the other tapers to a wedge. Both wings are fullered, and the shoe has six nail holes. It is part of a large collection of traditional craft products acquired from the British Council in 1960. Its origin is not known.

CountryEurope
CollectionMuseum of English Rural Life, University of Reading
Rightshttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/
Repository Pagehttps://www.europeana.eu/portal/record/2064107/Museu_Provide...
Web Pagehttp://www.reading.ac.uk/adlib/Details/collect/10054...
Subject TermsCRAFTS : metal-working, LIVESTOCK MANAGEMENT : harnessing and shoeing, LIVESTOCK MANAGEMENT : healthcare and wellbeing, Horse
ProviderMuseu