Blunt Calked Horseshoes Vs. Sharp Calked Horseshoes
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Calks were knob-like structures placed on a horseshoe to prevent a horse from slipping. Blunt calks are box shaped, the top being most obviously flat. Sharp calks come to a point at the top and look triangular from the side. Horseshoes were changed according to ground conditions and if a horse was not shoed appropriately, it could have been not only dangerous to the horse, but harmful to the people and goods the horse was carrying or pulling. Although blunt calks provided some traction, sharp calks acted like cleats on a horseshoe and were necessary in more slippery conditions. How we learn about communities; American communities in history 16 History; 13 Science, Technology and Society; 18 Social Systems; 15 Economics
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