Gina's note regarding the coasters:
As the wife of a former farrier, I know very well how the drill plays out when it comes to using horseshoes for purposes other than protecting horses' hooves. We'd spy some clever object (like these) fashioned using horseshoes. My husband would look at the price on said clever object, and in abject horror forbid me to pay that, 'cause he could make one up himself for nothing but a little time. And, without being asked, he'd add it to his long list of projects. What a dilemma for me - I wanted the clever object, but I didn't want add more work to his already long list. While I know there are certainly farriers out there who do indeed make lovely things from used horseshoes, I suspect there are many more who are like my husband, with trucks to fix, lawns to mow, hay to put up (and more) after all the horses are trimmed and shod for the day...
So, for as long as I can remember, I have championed products that LOOK LIKE they're made with repurposed horseshoes but instead are commercially produced. I am a pretty tough sell as far as accuracy goes, and these coasters certainly pass with flying colors.
This set of four horseshoe coasters have a non-skid leather-look neoprene "pad" inside each one to protect your furniture against sweating glasses. The "corral" they come with is just that - a wood-look resin corral with a detailed western saddle and cowboy hat thrown in for good measure - you can zoom in and see here. They're made of resin, so they're not heavy, they won't rust, and they can be cleaned with soap and water if need be.
No farriers were harmed in the making of these coasters.