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Author Topic: Serious Question--What happens to old Horseshoes  (Read 605 times)
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« on: April 23, 2013, 05:02:41 PM »

I have a friend whose niece is looking to get some if available. What does the Blacksmith do with those items?
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« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2013, 05:20:09 PM »

I have a friend whose niece is looking to get some if available. What does the Blacksmith do with those items?

If you know a trainer you can just ask.
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« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2013, 05:53:03 PM »

Usually they pile up until someone throws them away.
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« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2013, 06:02:33 PM »

Usually they pile up until someone throws them away.
Thanks--I've sent you a PM
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« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2013, 06:59:07 PM »

What does the Blacksmith do with those items?

Oh, they don't ever die. They just get run down.

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« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2013, 08:24:24 PM »

You'd think aluminum like that would be valuable in the junk metal market.
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« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2013, 09:00:23 PM »

You'd think aluminum like that would be valuable in the junk metal market.

Don't they weigh, like, less than an empty beer can?
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« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2013, 09:05:26 PM »

You'd think aluminum like that would be valuable in the junk metal market.

correct.  Has been getting scrapped as such as long as I been around.
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« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2013, 11:34:11 AM »

One of the outriders at AP once handed a shoe to my young son after it had been thrown in a race...he still has it hanging in his room for good luck. The horse racing equivalent to a foul ball.
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« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2013, 12:39:13 PM »

They hand them out to reporters.
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« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2013, 12:47:48 PM »

Lots of arts and crafts people decorate them.Farriers and trainers have plenty.
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« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2013, 12:52:11 PM »

  Used to walk by where the water wagon was parked, right by where the tractor sat, and there was always a pile where the rake was cleaned out after each pass.  Trainers always prefer to tack on the original if possible.  Pile is for everyone.
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« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2013, 01:18:50 PM »

Don't they weigh, like, less than an empty beer can?

Not the ones I have.   
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« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2013, 02:13:17 PM »

Blacksmiths sell them for scrap.
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« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2013, 02:57:31 PM »

I have a bucket full of them.  We never know what to do with them so apparently, we collect them.
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« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2013, 02:59:02 PM »

I have a bucket full of them.  We never know what to do with them so apparently, we collect them.


you aint the only one
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« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2013, 09:12:13 PM »

"Old horseshoes never die. They just fade away."
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