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Publication numberUS1564245 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 8, 1925
Filing dateJan 12, 1925
Priority dateJan 12, 1925
Publication numberUS 1564245 A, US 1564245A, US-A-1564245, US1564245 A, US1564245A
InventorsKeller James D
Original AssigneeKeller James D
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Horse boot
US 1564245 A
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Dec. 8, 1925 1,564,245

' J. D. KELLER HORSE BOOT Original Filed Jan. 12, 1925 IN l/E/V TOR WITNESSES:

Patented Dec. E3, 1925.

PATENT OFFICE.

JAMES D. KELLER, OF DETROIT, MICHIGAN.

HORSE BOOT.

Application filed January 12, 1925, Serial No. 1,862. Renewed October 17, 1925.

T 0 all whom it may concern.

Be it known that I, JAMEs D. KELLER, a citizen of the United States, and residing at- Detroit, in the county of l Vayne and State of Michigan have invented a new and improved Horse Boot, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to means for protecting the legs of light-harness horses when at top speed, and its object is to provide a boot which will cover and protect the pastern and fetlock joints and at the sametime will permit free use of these joints without chafing.

In the accompanying drawings, Fig. 1 is an inside elevation of part of the right hind leg of a horse provided with my improved boot. Fig. 2 is a View of this boot opened out. Fig. 3 is a section on the line 33 of Fig. 2.

Similar reference characters refer to like parts throughout the several views.

This boot is formed of two sections, an upper section 1 adapted to be secured to the log by means of the flexible flaps 2, 3, 1, and 5, and by the straps 6 and 7 and the buckles 8. This section is formed with a stiff padded shank 9 and a padded bowl-like cap 10 to cover the ankle joint. This part of the boot is well known and its proportions, particularly the length of the shank 9, may be changed by those skilled in this art to fit the legs of the particular horse on which the boot is to be placed.

The lower. section of the boot is amovable pad 11 which is quite stiff and is attached to a base 12 of flexible leather to which a strap 13 and band 14 of rubber are secured by means of which the pad 11 is held in place on the pastern. The connection between the two sections ot the boot consists of the two straps 15 and 16, the former connecting with a buckle 17 and lying on the outside of the flap 5. The other strap 16 is attached to the lower section and extends through a slit 18 in the pad 10 and up between it and the flap 3 to the buckle 19. This strap constitutes a flexible pivot for the pad 11 which can move freely with the hoof and be swung up with the hoof,- coming down to proper position when the hoof is on the ground and being prevented from dropping too far by the strap 15. Should this pad be struck by another hoof, the flexible band 14; permits it to swing up but remain close to the pastern joint which is protected thereby.

The strap 16 may be lengthened to accommodate this boot to legs having long pastern joints but the free length of strap between the slit 18 and the pad 11 is always comparatively short so that the front of the pad will move up only a short distance, even when struck by a front hoof and the pastern will therefore always be protected. The flexibility of the connection between the two parts of the boot avoids all danger of the ankle joint being chafed.

The lower section of the boot therefore protects the upper edge of the hoof and the pastern up to the ankle joint whose lower portion is also protected thereby. It is freely slidably over the lower pad 10 of the upper section of the boot without chafing any part of the leg.

I claim 1. A horse boot comprising an upper section having a pad adapted to cover the ankle joint and flexible means whereby this section may be attached to the leg, a lower section embodying a pad adapted to cover the pastern joint and the lower end of the upper pad, and a flexible connection between the two sections comprising a strap having a short pivot section adjacent the front of the pads and a longer strap supporting the rear end of the lower section and permitting it to swing upward.

2. A horse boot comprising an upper section having a. pad adapted to cover the ankle joint and flexible means whereby this section may be attached to the leg, a lower section embodying a pad adapted to cover the pastern joint and the lower end of the upper pad, and a flexible connection between the two sections comprising a strap having a short pivot section adjacent the front of the pads and a longer strap supporting the rear end of the lower section and permitting it to swing upward, and means to secure] the lower section to the pastern.

3. A horse boot comprising an upper section having a pad adapted to cover the ankle short pivot section adjacent the front of the joint and flexible means whereby this section pads and a longer strap supporting the rear may be attached to the leg, a lower section end of the lower section and permitting it 1 embodying a pad adapted to cover the pasto swing upward, the lower section being tern joint and the lower end of the upper outside of and overlapping part of the ankle pad, and a flexible connection between the joint to protect it.

two sections comprising a strap having a JAMES D. KELLER.

Classifications
U.S. Classification54/82
International ClassificationA01K13/00
Cooperative ClassificationA01K13/007
European ClassificationA01K13/00H1