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calk

(kôk)
n.
1. A pointed extension on the toe or heels of a horseshoe, designed to prevent slipping.
2. A spiked plate that is fixed on the bottom of a shoe to prevent slipping and preserve the sole.

calk v.
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Shoes with calks (heels) cause more damage than those with plates.
These are vary rare finds as the horse shoes of today have calks fitted on them of various shapes and sizes for weather and terrain situations.
The condition of the dirt course has led some trainers to switch their runners' traditional shoes to 'mud calks', usually placed on a horse's front feet to provide extra traction.
He hammered out the calks, then grooved and punched the nail holes--all by hand.