Horseshoe help.

Garabaldi

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Found this huge horeshoe and was wonderign if anyone had any info on the type of horse that this went on and how old the shoe is. :icon_scratch:
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...or perhaps a Morgan draft horse.
 
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I saw one that size in my neighbors barn a couple weeks back and haven't had a chance to ask him about it. Must have been used on draft horses. They're huge. :o

His brother used horses to pull logs out of the woods. Maybe it was one of his. :dontknow:

The original owner settled the place in 1820 so maybe it was one of his. :dontknow:

Next time I see him I will ask about those huge horse shoes.

Nice find.
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Thank you. Our state horse here in Mass is the Morgan horse. The site i'm prospecting used to have old horse stables. :icon_thumleft:
 
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"Can't tell ya the age of the horse just looking at the shoe... "

Yes, that was an unreasonable request, wasn't it stefan? :D I know if it was my horse I would have named her Caldonia though, cuzz "she got great big feet, long lean and angry, She ain't had nothin to eat, etc. etc. etc...."
 
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stefen said:
Can't tell ya the age of the horse just looking at the shoe... :icon_scratch:
That was funny stefan. I modified the question. :laughing7:
 
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Definitely looks like a draft horse shoe. But, I wouldn't count on it fitting a Morgan. Most likely a Percheron, Clydesdale, Belgian, Shire, Suffolk or spotted Draft. While morgans are sturdy, and sometimes called light drafts (like quarterhorses), those feet aren't quite that big.

Of course, I really don't have a good idea of what size that shoe is, exactly!

Nice find - I love the horse stuff!!!


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It's probably not 100 years old, though - I see it has ridges for the nails.
 
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mrs.oroblanco said:
Definitely looks like a draft horse shoe. But, I wouldn't count on it fitting a Morgan. Most likely a Percheron, Clydesdale, Belgian, Shire, Suffolk or spotted Draft. While Morgans are sturdy, and sometimes called light drafts (like quarterhorses), those feet aren't quite that big.

Of course, I really don't have a good idea of what size that shoe is, exactly!

Nice find - I love the horse stuff!!!


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It's probably not 100 years old, though - I see it has ridges for the nails.

Good call...in fact, there are many shoes that can be purchased from foundries...especially China, that make contemporary shoes with nail channels in lieu of the swedged nail holes...

Garabaldi:

You left the door open... :laughing7:
 

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mrs.oroblanco said:
Definitely looks like a draft horse shoe. But, I wouldn't count on it fitting a Morgan. Most likely a Percheron, Clydesdale, Belgian, Shire, Suffolk or spotted Draft. While morgans are sturdy, and sometimes called light drafts (like quarterhorses), those feet aren't quite that big.

Of course, I really don't have a good idea of what size that shoe is, exactly!

Nice find - I love the horse stuff!!!
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It's probably not 100 years old, though - I see it has ridges for the nails.
Wow, great explanasion on the horseshoe history. I have no idea about this stuff beside they go on horses. See this is one of the great things about this hobby is that I would never have learned about horseshoes and types of horses if not finding one.

As for you Stefan I totally left the door open, and enjoyed your humor. :laughing7:
 
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