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Publication numberUS1453905 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 1, 1923
Filing dateMay 5, 1921
Priority dateMay 5, 1921
Publication numberUS 1453905 A, US 1453905A, US-A-1453905, US1453905 A, US1453905A
InventorsMabel Blackman
Original AssigneeArthur S Joseph
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Overshoe for horses
US 1453905 A
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May I, 1923.

M. BLACKMAN ovERsHoE FOR HORSES Filed May 5, 1921 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 an. Q


May l, 1923.

M. BLACKMAN OVERSHOE FOR HORSES 2 sheets-sheet 2l Filed May 5, 1921 Patented May 1, 1923.

UNITED STATES 1,453,9@5 PArENri-rica.

MABEL :BLACKMAN, or NEW YORK, N. Y., AssrGnoEro ARTHUR s. JOSEPH, or NEW i YoEK, n. Y. y


Application filed May 5,

To alt whom t may concern.'

Be it known that I, MABEL BLACKMAN, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the city of N ew York, borough of Manhattan, county and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improve- .ments in Overshoes for Horses, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact descrip* tion.

Among the principal objects which the present invention has in view are: To provide an emergency shoe for preventing a horse from slipping under certain conditions of weather; to increase the frictional hold of the horses hoof on the surface of the road bed; to increase the life of the frictional element; to provide for substitution of the frictional element by abrasive elements; and to provide simple and quickly applied means for securing the overshoes in service.


Figure 1 is a side view of a horses hoof equipped with a service shoe and overshoe applied thereto, the same being constructed and arranged in accordance with the present invention;

Fig. 2 is a front elevation of the same, partly in section, the section being cut away to show'the interior construction of the overshoe, and its relation to the service shoe;

Fig. 3 is a bottom view of the abrasive element employed in conjunction with the overshoe;

Fig. 4 is a perspective view on reduced scale of the frictional pad with which the shoe is provided;

Fig. 5 is a side view of the horses hoof showing an overshoe positioned thereon, the

, overshoe being equipped with frictional and abrasive members constructed and arranged in accordance with the modified form of the invention;

Fig. 6 is a. front view of the hoof partly cut away to show the transverse arrange ment of the frictional and abrasive elements employed in the modified form of the invention;

Fig. 7 is a perspective view of the abrassive plate used in the modified form of the invention; and

Fig. 8 is a bottom plan view of the plate 1921.' Serial No. 466,964.

Desompton. As seen.V in thel drawings, the overshoe here `disclosed has al leather boot 14, which is equipped with strap loops 16, best seen in Figs. 1 and 2. Straps 15 permanently at-v tached to the opposite side of theV boot are passed through the loops 16 and secured in such position as to draw the rear ends of theboot `firmly against the hoof behind the heel or frog thereof. This holds theshoe rigidly on the hoof. The leather conforms readily to the shape of the hoof.

A supporting inturned flange 17 is rigidly secured to the boot by means of a series of riveting clips 18. f

As shown best in Fig. 8, the flange 17 has a central opening 19, through which in service the fiber tufts 2O of a mat 21 extend. The mat 21 is retained upon the plate 22 in any suitable manner, the calks 23 and 24 eX- tending through perforations 25 and 26 respectively. When it is desired to dispense with the tufted mat 21, the plate 22 may be used separately. In either event the plate 22 is held in service relation to the flange 17 by cotterpins 27, which are extended through perforations 28 formed in the said calks 23 and 24, to be exposed below the flange 17 when the said plate is above. the v said Hange.

When thus equipped, it will be seen that the overshoes may be quickly and easily adjusted in service when in an emergency a need for the same arises, it being necessary only to adjust the shoe upon the horses hoof, and to fasten the straps 15 connecting one side of the opening at the rear of the boot 14 with the loops 16 of the other side ofthe said opening. Usually the shoes are equipped with the fiber mats 21, particularly if the service is being performed in cities. Should the need arise in the country, however, where it is desired to avoid the clogging of the fibers 20 by the usual mud of the road, the mat 21 is removed and the plate 22 is adjusted so that the calks 23 and 24 extend through to engage the roadbed.

It will be understood that at yall times the weight of the horse is borne directly by the plate 227 which in the preferred form of the invention is in direct contact with the service shoe 29 with which the animal is shod.

In the modified form of the invention shown best in Figs. 5, 6, and 7, a shoe mat 30, the back or body whereof is woven to the shane of the plate 31, is provided. The plate 81 is usually worn outside the flange 17, and is held in service relation thereto by studs 32 which extend through the calli perforations and 34. The cotter-pins 27 are passed through the perforations 35 to hold the plate in service position. The studs 32 extend through to rest upon the service shoe 29 to support the weight of the animal. As seen best in F 7, the plate 31 `is provided with calks 36 and 37. The calks are preferably somewhat shorter than the tufts 2O of the pad, as can be seen by reference to Fig. 5.

It is obvious that after the animal has been equipped with overshoes, and the need from the loops 16, and to withdraw the shoe from its service position rupon the horses hoof.


1. An over-shoe `tor horses comprising a boot having` a flexible top and rigid bottom; a wearing plate shaped in correspondence with the bottom of said boot; means for removably attaching said plate to said boot for service in connection therewith; and a flexible pad mounted on said plate for engaping the road-bed on which the said overshoe is worn.

2. An overshoe for horses con'iprising a flexible top and rigid open-centered bottom; a wearing plate shaped in correspondence with the bottom of said boot; means for removably attaching said plate to said boot for service in Connection therewith; and a friction pad mounted on said plate for engaging the road, said pad extending through the open center ot the bottom of said overshoe.


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US4819731 *Jun 29, 1987Apr 11, 1989Stuebbe PeterHorseshoe and method of applying same
US6443231 *Feb 2, 2001Sep 3, 2002Steven R. EdwardsDevice for elevating a horse hoof
US20020148619 *Feb 2, 2001Oct 17, 2002Edwards Steven R.Device for elevating a horse hoof
U.S. Classification168/1, 168/28
International ClassificationA01L3/00
Cooperative ClassificationA01L3/00
European ClassificationA01L3/00