For want of a nail the shoe was lost.
For want of a shoe the horse was lost.
For want of a horse the rider was lost.
For want of a rider the message was lost.
For want of a message the battle was lost.
For want of a battle the kingdom was lost.
And all for the want of a horseshoe nail.
I had a difficult time deciding what to feature this week to honor my father-in-law. He lived in New York, Virginia, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire, so I considered art from these states, and I thought about spotlighting his favorite food (chocolate). My husband inadvertently gave me the idea to celebrate his dad's favorite game: horseshoes. So much more variety than you might expect!
No. 086, part 3: Autumn, One Hundred Famous Views of Edo
by Utagawa Hiroshige
photo by floato
Horseshoes stuck in a tree
photo by Michael Beck
Horseshoe Bend 01
photo by Graeme Maclean
photo by locomotive8
photo by Kevin
Horseshoes are a common element in heraldry (coats of arms). For instance:
Polish coat of arms pl:Bogdanowicz I
I looked up why horseshoes are lucky and found this explanation.