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For a thousand years horses have had shoes of iron. Lone Pedersen from Öllöv asked herself why. She thought it must be uncomfortable and even harmful for the horse to wear iron shoes.

Instead, Lone tried to make horseshoes out of rubber from tractor wheels. She noticed that the horses liked their new shoes and in 1993 she took out a patent on a rubber shoe for horses.

A rubber factory in Halmstad bought her patent three years later and improved the shoes. The rubber horseshoes became used by the army horses in Thailand as well as the Russian president’s horses.

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