Eyes only OX shoe?

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Out with my dogs tonight on brisk walk round the Farm and as customary I have my eyes scanning the edges of the fields especially after a heavy downpour which tends to reveal otherwise hidden objects under the soil . I have had the odd bit of luck with various fossils and clay pipe stems and the odd horse shoe . Never had one of these before which I am assuming is an Ox shoe half poking out the wet mud .
No idea of date and I imagine they are difficult to pin down an exact timeline on them but apparently Oxen were introduced to farming in Norfolk in the 14th century and continued until the 19th century .
Makes a change from finding horse shoes .
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It looks like a horse shoe, what size is it?
Ox have cloven feet. https://www.collectorsweekly.com/storie ... oxen-shoes
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Easylife wrote: Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:01 pm It looks like a horse shoe, what size is it?
Ox have cloven feet. https://www.collectorsweekly.com/storie ... oxen-shoes
4 x 4 inches .
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Very old shoe for a pony rough estimate 14-15th century.
As said, it couldn't be for a Bovine animal. Nice medieval shoe though! :thumbsup:
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Never mind Paul, better luck next time. :thumbsup:

Just so you know what to look for, here’s one I found.
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Mucky wrote: Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:12 pm Very old shoe for a pony rough estimate 14-15th century.
As said, it couldn't be for a Bovine animal. Nice medieval shoe though! :thumbsup:
nice age then , that will do :thumbsup:
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Ladybird66 wrote: Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:36 pm Never mind Paul, better luck next time. :thumbsup:

Just so you know what to look for, here’s one I found.
Thanks Ladybird :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Ladybird66 wrote: Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:36 pm Never mind Paul, better luck next time. :thumbsup:

Just so you know what to look for, here’s one I found.
That appears to be just half of a very worn out horse shoe Val. :roll:
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Who should have gone to Specsavers then. .?

Horse shoes don’t have that bit sticking out at the back :thumbsup:
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Ladybird66 wrote: Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:46 pm Who should have gone to Specsavers then. .?
Well quite obviously you! :thumbsup: :lol:
Ladybird66 wrote: Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:46 pm Horse shoes don’t have that bit sticking out at the back :thumbsup:
Of course they do on working horses for extra traction.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caulkin

Your half of a worn through horseshoe just would not fit an oxen's foot. This is what oxen shoes look like. :thumbsup:
https://www.google.com/search?q=oxen+sh ... 8&biw=2133
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Easylife wrote: Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:08 am Well quite obviously you! :thumbsup: :lol:
Of course they do on working horses for extra traction.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caulkin

Your half of a worn through horseshoe just would not fit an oxen's foot. This is what oxen shoes look like. :thumbsup:
https://www.google.com/search?q=oxen+sh ... 8&biw=2133
Easylife is spot on.

The shoe that Kenleyboy found is a very old horse / pony shoe.

The item that Ladybird thinks is a Oxshoe is just a broken horseshoe. These Caulkin horseshoes were much more common in the past with working horses, (as they had to pull heavy loads getting traction was harder), but they are still sometimes used these days.

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As I am both involved with horses and the bulk of my permissions are equine sadly I am quite an expert on horseshoes :thumbdown:

Here is a good guide to dating horseshoes, (which confirms the comments by Easylife and myself above (sorry Val)).

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A little bit of recorded history and ox shoes in use.

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Saffron wrote: Fri Aug 21, 2020 2:41 am As I am both involved with horses and the bulk of my permissions are equine sadly I am quite an expert on horseshoes :thumbdown:

Here is a good guide to dating horseshoes, (which confirms the comments by Easylife and myself above (sorry Val)).

Evan
Thanks for this , not that horseshoes are my thing it is interesting to see a dateline on them and not being an expert hence my thoughts and question on a possible Ox shoe . I have never found one this small or shaped like this in one piece and judging by the illustration it looks similar to no4 so has some age .There are no holes in this shoe , just blank . :thumbsup:
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Kenleyboy wrote: Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:20 am Thanks for this , not that horseshoes are my thing it is interesting to see a dateline on them and not being an expert hence my thoughts and question on a possible Ox shoe . I have never found one this small or shaped like this in one piece and judging by the illustration it looks similar to no4 so has some age .There are no holes in this shoe , just blank . :thumbsup:
Quite possibly the holes have rusted over?
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