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Horseshoes

Another one from a country show. Farmers hereabouts turn these up all the time, ploughing the fields (a neighbor of ours has an impressive personal collection).

The guy identified the approximate age by the style. Forgive me; I don’t remember. Most of them are Medieval.

The asymmetrical one upper left wasn’t corroded into that shape. It was for a horse with an asymmetrical hoof. So I was told.

Even these people’s garbage is interesting…

Comments


Comment from Janna
Time: August 28, 2018, 9:16 pm

What kind of sadistic torture device is that in the upper right? Yikes!

 


Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: August 28, 2018, 9:26 pm

Those are the shoes mentioned in the old saying “for want of a nail”!
You can find that saying and other interesting information in
Ben Franklin’s “Big book of Logistics” (fake news).

Rivaled only by his other famous book “Fart Proudly” (real).

You see how the French worked to corrupt our finest minds!

 


Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: August 29, 2018, 6:33 pm

A horse is a horse,of course, of course, and no one buys custom horse shoes of course. That is of course unless the horse is the gimpy Mr Ed
I got nuthin …

Bueller? Anybody?

 

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