Thursday, April 01, 2010

The Iron Horseshoe

I was going through my archive of photos, which just grows and grows, when I came across a horseshoe picture I forgot to publish in my Horseshoe series.

I don't know of anyone else who makes this shoe. But, my friend Mike Carson, a Blacksmith in Woodland, CA, forges a lot of historical items. This shoe made from a rail road spike was traditionally used by Railroad Companies to Shoe their Iron Horses.

What with the change in technology for trains and railways these Iron Horses have been forgotten. I wonder if anyone out there still has raises this breed?

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