WHY HORSES ARE PLACED HORSESHOES? | Argentina Polo Night
During its evolution process, the horse has suffered the atrophy of four of the five fingers it had, to end up resting on one for each limb.
This, which at first glance seems a disadvantage, makes it very suitable for the race, since the contact surface with the ground is minimal.
The nail of the single finger is very developed and is called a helmet. Although the helmet is very resistant, it undergoes a wear process over time. The man has protected it by means of the horseshoe, a piece of iron with greater resistance to wear than the hull of the animal, which is held by nails.