BEAK (in Farriery), denotes a little horse shoe, turned up, and fastened in upon the fore part of the hoof. It is used to keep the shoes fast, and to prevent them Irom being struck off by the hotse, when by reason of any itch, or being much disturbed by the flies in hot weather, he stamps his feet violently on the ground.
Harewood, Harry. A Dictionary of Sports. London: T. Tegg and son, 1835.
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