Steel tends to be preferred in sports where a strong, long-wearing shoe is needed, such as polo, eventing, show jumping, and western riding events.
Aluminium shoes are lighter, making them common in horse racing, where a lighter shoe is desired; and often facilitate certain types of movement, and so are favored in the discipline of dressage.
However, there are also cases where shoes are glued.
The fitting of horseshoes is a professional occupation, conducted by a farrier, who specializes in the preparation of feet, assessing potential lameness issues, and fitting appropriate shoes, including remedial features where required.
Horseshoes have been used as charms and protection against evil spirits from very early times, iron nails were driven in to house doors to keep away the plague and pestilence , the custom of nailing horseshoes above the door for …
The shoe is very corroded and has two rivets remaining.A thousand years before any one thought to write about the process, horses had some sort of hoof protection.Horsemen throughout Asia equipped their horses with booties made from hides and woven from plants.There is one wedge shaped calkin and the other is turned down. wide, slightly pointed at front, the breadth being 42mm front, 39mm side, and forming into a keyhole-shape at rear with a narrow parallel accession between the two terminals being 31mm wide over a length of 31mm with distinctly angled internal returns.There are three rectangular nail holes in each branch with one nail remnant in situ. This horseshoe was probably used on a draught horse. The terminals themselves are squared to point back and are 26mm wide.