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Side Weight Horseshoes
Side Weight Horseshoes
Resource Typeimage
TitleSide Weight Horseshoes
Coverage / Year1914 to 1920s
DescriptionOne side of the shoe was longer than the other, either the left or the right depending on which hoof of the horse it was placed on. The long side of the side weight shoe was always closest to the inside of the horse's leg.
InterpretationJust like people sometimes wear corrective shoes to help them walk without injury, horses as well sometimes need special shoes. When some horses walk, their hind hooves graze the side of their front legs. The side weight shoe would put enough weight on the hind hoof to cause it to angle away from the front leg, thus correcting the problem.
Lesson Plans / ThemesHow we learn about communities; American communities in history;
Learning Standards16 History; 13 Science, Technology and Society; 18 Social Systems; 15 Economics;
Author or CreatorUnknown
Subject / KeywordsUnited States; Farriers; Horses; Hoof; Hooves; Ironwork; Blacksmithing; Blacksmiths; Early American transportation;
Collection PublisherEarly American Museum
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See http://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc for more information about this project.
Rights Management Statementhttp://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc/conditions.htm
Resource Identifier1998.016.0037ww
CONTENTdm file name18739211162002_98.16.37ww.jpg
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