Re: Blitzkrieg and horses
- From: "mike" <marathag@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2005 16:57:11 +0000 (UTC)
Louis Capdeboscq wrote:
> Not really, because we're talking iron, not steel. Also horseshoes don't
> have to be changed all that often, finally your figure of 10 pounds
> seems high to me.
Steel is Iron with better quality control of its carbon content
Went out to the Barn out back, and weighed some of the old shoes
from when my Grandfather still used horses for farm work, that
been found out in the field over the years. Thrown shoes were
not uncommon. In mud, common.
Lightest I found was pony sized, under two ounces, to one just over
a pound and a half, and _not_ for a pony.
gives this list
Race horses: 2 to 4 ounces.
Hacks and hunters: 15 to 18 ounces
Carriage horses 20 to 30 ounces
Omnibus horses 3 to 4 pounds
Draft horses 4 to 5 pounds
Now there were cleated shoes, if Ice was to be found, and thats more
Now a local blacksmith could probably take two shotup trucks
and make one servicable one. Can't do that with two dead horses.
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