An illustration of a man shoeing a horse.

Blacksmith

An illustration of a man shoeing a horse.

A screw in calk is a traction device which is screwed into the bottom of a horse shoe. Studs improve a horses balance and give over an uneven or slippy terrain, and can make him move better and jump more confidently in poor footing.

Shoe With Removable Calks

A screw in calk is a traction device which is screwed into the bottom of a horse shoe. Studs improve…

"It is among the largest of crustaceous animals, sometimes measuring as much as two feet in length. The body is composed of two divisions - an anterior, crescent-shaped piece, or carapace, and a posterior, somewhat hexagonal piece, formed by the coalescence of the abdominal segments." — Goodrich, 1859

King crab

"It is among the largest of crustaceous animals, sometimes measuring as much as two feet in length.…

Floral divider with horseshoe

Floral divider with horseshoe

Floral divider with horseshoe

O. R. Gleason's idea of a horse shoe. 14 ounces.

Horse shoe

O. R. Gleason's idea of a horse shoe. 14 ounces.

A horse's foot perfectly shod.

Horse's foot

A horse's foot perfectly shod.

The hoof of a horse.

Horse's Hoof

The hoof of a horse.

Toe weight shoe.

Horseshoe

Toe weight shoe.

Non-padding shoe.

Horseshoe

Non-padding shoe.

Side weight shoe for hind foot.

Horseshoe

Side weight shoe for hind foot.

Foot shod with Charlier tip

Horseshoe

Foot shod with Charlier tip

Right fitting shoe.

Horseshoe

Right fitting shoe.

"Horseshoes. A, shoe for fore foot; ... a, toe-calks; b, heel-calks." -Whitney, 1911

Horseshoe

"Horseshoes. A, shoe for fore foot; ... a, toe-calks; b, heel-calks." -Whitney, 1911

"Horseshoes. ... B, shoe for hind foot; a, toe-calks; b, heel-calks." -Whitney, 1911

Horseshoe

"Horseshoes. ... B, shoe for hind foot; a, toe-calks; b, heel-calks." -Whitney, 1911

A horseshoe is a U-shaped item made of metal or of modern synthetic materials, nailed or glued to the hooves of horses and some other draught animals. Like a shoe on a human, it is used to protect the animal's feet from wear and tear. Professional horseshoers, also called farriers or blacksmiths (more commonly used in the UK), attach horseshoes on the pal mar surface of the hoof, usually by nailing through the insensitive hoof wall, which is anatomically similar to the human toenail, though much larger and thicker.

Horseshoe

A horseshoe is a U-shaped item made of metal or of modern synthetic materials, nailed or glued to the…

"Horseshoe arch, with the center above the springing; employed in Moorish architecture." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Horseshoe Arch

"Horseshoe arch, with the center above the springing; employed in Moorish architecture." — The…

"Pointed horseshoe arches, found in the mosque of Tulun, Cairo, 9th century." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Horseshoe Arch

"Pointed horseshoe arches, found in the mosque of Tulun, Cairo, 9th century." — The Encyclopedia…

A horseshoe is a U-shaped item made of metal or of modern synthetic materials, nailed or glued to the hooves of horses and some other draught animals. Like a shoe on a human, it is used to protect the animal's feet from wear and tear. Professional horseshoers, also called farriers or blacksmiths, attach horseshoes on the palmar surface of the hoof, usually by nailing through the insensitive hoof wall, which is anatomically similar to the human toenail, though much larger and thicker

Horseshoe Calk

A horseshoe is a U-shaped item made of metal or of modern synthetic materials, nailed or glued to the…

A horseshoe covered in clovers.

Horseshoe Doodad

A horseshoe covered in clovers.

A magnet that is the shape of a 'U' or a horseshoe type shape. Wires wound around the core must be wound as shown, with a bridge between the two poles.

Horseshoe Electromagnet

A magnet that is the shape of a 'U' or a horseshoe type shape. Wires wound around the core must be wound…

Horseshoes have always been viewed as an aid to assist horses' hooves when subjected to the various unnatural conditions brought about by domestication, whether due to work conditions or stabling and management. Countless generations of domestic horses bred for size, color, speed, and many other traits with little regard for hoof quality and soundness make some breeds more dependent on horseshoes than feral horses such as mustangs, which develop strong hooves as a matter of natural selection.

Cushioned Hooves Horseshoe

Horseshoes have always been viewed as an aid to assist horses' hooves when subjected to the various…

Flat pieces of iron that are attached to each one of the horses hoofs.

Modern Horseshoe

Flat pieces of iron that are attached to each one of the horses hoofs.

"The two most common forms of artificial magnets are the bar magnet and the horseshoe magnet. The first of these is a straight bar of iron and steel; the second is U-shaped." — Avery, 1895

Horseshoe magnet

"The two most common forms of artificial magnets are the bar magnet and the horseshoe magnet. The first…

Horseshoes are available in a wide variety of materials and styles, developed for different types of horses and the work they do. The most common materials are steel and aluminum, but specialized shoes may include use of rubber, plastic, or copper.

Horseshoe Pad

Horseshoes are available in a wide variety of materials and styles, developed for different types of…

An illustration of a decorative letter T with a horseshoe.

Decorative Letter T with Horseshoe

An illustration of a decorative letter T with a horseshoe.