Abstract: A horse shoe is configured to aid in preventing stone bruise. The horse shoe includes a top side that is flat around an outer perimeter and has a concave portion which slopes inward wherein the outer perimeter can permit a nail to enter a hoof at an angle. A bottom side is connected to the top side through the front portion. Nail channels and traction bars formed into the bottom side.
Abstract: A nail for a horse shoe. The nail comprises a shaft with a head at one end of the shaft. The other end of the shaft is provided with a point opposite of the head. The head is arranged via a neck on the shaft and comprises a convex element, where the neck defines a pitch. The horse shoe nail comprises a convex curvature in an orientation where the curvature extends in a plane defined by both the longitudinal directions of the head and of the shaft.
Abstract: A horseshoe assembly and a method for mounting the horseshoe assembly onto a hoof is disclosed. The horseshoe assembly includes a core and a sole, wherein the sole overlays or encapsulates the core, and the core being mounted directly beneath a surface of a horse hoof. The method including: securing a cover plate over the horse hoof, the cover plate includes a plurality of anchor points distributed across the cover plate; disposing the horseshoe assembly beneath the horse hoof with the core directly contacting the bottom surface of the horse hoof; and utilizing one or more tying elements, securing the horseshoe assembly to the bottom surface of the horse hoof with a binding force which presses one or both of the core and the sole against the bottom surface of the horse hoof.
March 12, 2014
September 18, 2014
Lyle Eugene Bergeleen, Frankie Waitim Wong
Abstract: The invention provides a fitting (1) for e.g. a horse, cow or similar hooved or cloven-hooved animal. The fitting comprises a shank (2) and a blade (3), the shank being suitable for being driven into a horn wall (9) of the hoof or cloven-hoof of the animal and thus being capable of holding the fitting to the hoof or cloven-hoof, and the blade having a bottom surface (10) to abut against a bottom edge (11) of the horn wall, and an upper surface (12) suitable as plantar surface of the animal.
Abstract: An the improved horseshoe, characterized in a groove structure in the ground engaging surface of the horseshoe, wherein walls of the groove have a specific angle, width, and angular extension that cooperate to receive, center and form an interlocking engagement with the nails to attach the shoe to the hoof and also, in use, funnel earth into the groove whereby to increase traction of the horseshoe.
Abstract: The invention relates to a horseshoe arrangement (2) of the kind that comprises a first part (21), which lies proximal to a horse's hoof, and a second part (22) which lies proximal to the ground, wherewith said first part (21) has a horseshoe shape and consists of hard material, such as metal material, and said second part (22) has a corresponding horseshoe shape and consists of a resilient material, such as a plastic material. The two parts (21, 22) are mutually co-ordinated so that each nail-accommodating hole (21a, 22a) will extend through said two parts (21, 22). Each hole (21a) of the first part (21) has a cross-sectional size that exceeds the cross-sectional size of the hoof-penetrating portion (3a) of a nail (3). Each hole (21a) of the horseshoe-shaped part (21) has at its hoof-distal periphery a plurality of hole-encircling surface sections (21b, 21c) which are coordinated pair-wise and adapted for sliding co-action with nail-associated support surfaces (3b, 3c) proximal to horse's hoof.
Abstract: A horseshoe nail including a head and a shank having a point, the shank including planar front and rear faces and side walls connecting the front and rear faces at pairs of front and rear corners. The shank further includes an upper shank portion adjacent the head, a lower shank portion at an end of the shank distal from the head, and a middle shank portion between the upper and lower shank portions. The corners of the middle shank portion are rounded to define an arcuate transition between the front and rear faces and the side walls wherein the arcuate transitions provide for a reduction in stresses exerted on a hoof wall when a nail is inserted therein. In addition, the upper shank portion is provided with sharp edges or corners to provide a full width cross section for a portion of the nail in contact with the horseshoe at the junction between the horseshoe and the hoof to provide increased resistance to shearing forces.
Abstract: A horseshoe has indexing recesses or marks that specify locations where a nails are to be driven so that the horseshoe is mounted to hoof. The indexing recesses or marks are arranged consecutive in a widthwise direction in the lower surface of the horseshoe.
Abstract: A horse shoe cassette system for an animal's hoof. The cassette system comprises a plurality of hollow holders that are screwed into the hoof. Each holder has a threaded outside surface and a threaded inside opening defined therein. A flexible covering, of a general hollow ungulate shape to fit an ungulate's hoof, has a bottom plate that includes a first opening defined therein. A horse shoe is attached to the bottom plate of the flexible covering and the horse shoe has a second opening. A threaded screw member extends through the first and second openings and is screwed into the threaded inside opening of the holder disposed in the hoof.
Abstract: A horseshoe includes a core of metal which is surrounded by a plastic or rubber material. The horseshoe is provided with a number of apertures (10) which are intended for nails and which taper upwardly from the underside (4) of the horseshoe. In order to facilitate the correct alignment of the nails when these are driven into a horseshoe of relatively great vertical thickness, the center points of the largest and smallest sections of the aperture (10) are offset in a horizontal plane relative to one another in a direction towards or away from a central region (3) of the horseshoe. This offset may vary in both size and direction from one aperture to the next within the same horseshoe.
Abstract: A horseshoe having holes for horseshoe nails extending therethrough and including a resilient material. Washers are embedded in the resilient material and horseshoe nails extend through the washers and the holes when the horseshoe is fastened to a horse's hoof. A portion of the horseshoe adapted to bear on the hoof comprises a plate against which the resilient material adheres. The washers abut the plate and are horizontally movable relative thereto, and the holes in the plate have a larger cross section than the nail, such that the nail is capable of moving horizontally together with the washers during loading of the horse's hoof.
Abstract: An improved horseshoe made of resilient material, and a horeshoeing system and method, with the system including resilient material and underlying metal shoe portions. The resilient material shoe portion has a plurality of openings therethrough between a ground engaging face and an opposite face for passage therethrough of connecting bolts utilized to connect the shoe portions. The openings are positioned so that there is no interference between connecting bolts and nails arranged in a common nailing pattern used to attach the metal shoe portion to the horse's hoof, while still providing durable securement of the portions of the system. The horseshoeing method provides for selective positioning of the portions relative to one another and for connection of the resilient material portion to a metal shoe portion having an overall configuration selected to accommodate the particular characteristics of the horse being shod.