How Innovative Hoofwear Helps Keep Horses Healthy
Providing your horses with innovative hoofwear plus the finest equine bedding is the best way to prepare for your next race.
For our latest blog, we are going to look at the latest hoof protection which includes a variety of glue-on shoes, hoof boots and orthotics.
Today far more shoeing and hoof care materials and products are available, with your horse being the beneficiary.
Pat Reilly, chief of farrier services at the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Centre School of Veterinary Medicine spoke about the advantages of glue-on shoes, saying,
“Now glue-on shoes are commonplace; it is amazing that we have made that much progress in my professional lifetime.
“I’m not sure we can make horses run faster with different shoes as the equine foot doesn’t flex and have the same energy return as a human foot. But there are innovative ways we can address the interface between the foot and the shoe and get ahead of the injury curve.”
The ability to apply shoes without nails has changed the face of farriery and glue-on shoes have been proven to work with many companies getting into the game and changing their shoes.
Glue-on shoes are truly useful today with acrylic adhesives being adapted for equine use.
Within the glue-on shoe market, there are several types and materials that range from traditional steel and aluminium to non-metallic options such as urethane.
Several manufacturers and innovators provide shoes that are not only glue-on but also flexible, which can bend or move with the horse’s hoof capsule.
Get Race Ready with PH Winterton
Here at P.H Winterton, we understand the importance of caring for your horses and we believe the best place to start is with their bedding.
We offer three types of equine bedding that will suit all different types of horses and budgets, contact us for more information.
Recently we started stocking Zebra Fibre Bedding, which has excellent absorbent qualities plus it’s available in 48-60 bales per pallet.