Animal shoe

This object was made to be worn by a farm animal.

Can you guess what type of animal would have worn this?

Answer
It’s an ox shoe.

Like horses, working oxen usually require shoes. But oxen shoes come in two parts, while horse shoes are a single piece of metal.

This is because oxen have cloven hooves, which means that the hoof is divided into two separate toes. Each toe require its own shoe.