Advantages of Duplo Composite Horseshoes
As a composite horseshoe, the Duplo Horseshoe combines two different materials - metal and synthetic - and their numerous advantages for the hoof. Take a look for yourself!
Solid Metal Inlay
Thanks to its solid metal inlay, the Duplo Horseshoe is torsion-free and keeps its shape for a long time. This contributes to the long-life cycle of the horseshoe and prevents the sole from getting pressurized.
Reliable Nail Holes
The nail holes are integrated into the metal inlay. This makes sure that the nail head cannot slip through the nail hole. The nails sit tightly even during irregular movements. As the oblong nail holes are positioned at 90 degrees to the white line, it is possible to place each nail individually and to adjust the horseshoe to irregular hoof shapes.
Shock-Absorbing Synthetic Cover
Thanks to the relatively soft synthetic cover, shock and high-frequency vibrations caused by the hoof's impact on the ground are considerably reduced; the horse benefits from a very comfortable walking experience.
Stimulation of the Hoof Mechanism
The flexibility of the synthetic material encourages the natural horizontal and vertical flexibility of the hoof capsule.
Near-Natural Anti-Slide Protection
The anti-slide behavior of the Duplo Horseshoe is comparable to a barefoot horse's and therefore more natural than the elongated sliding phase of a conventional metal horseshoe.
You can easily rasp or bend a toe rocker which improves breakover.
Minimized Risk of Injury
The softer material and the round edges reduce the risk of injuries in herds and in case of gaiting problems (e. g. forging, brushing).
Ideal Horseshoe in Winter
The molded elastic rim of some Duplo models reduces the amount of snow and debris accumulated. If necessary, you can add spikes or studs to the horseshoe.
Treatment of Hoof Problems
Many hoof diseases (e. g. thrush) can be rapidly and permanently cured with help of a Duplo Horseshoe.
Orthopedic and Therapeutic Options
The Duplo Horseshoe is ideal for difficult hooves. You can use it in case of various therapeutic indications.
You can precisely adjust the Duplo Horseshoe to the individual hoof shape with numerous modifications and therefore react accordingly to the needs of each horse.
The knobs on the hoof side are pressed into the hoof wall and prevent the horseshoe from twisting out of position. In addition, some models are equipped with quarter clips which also ensure a secure fit.
The high wear resistance of the materials ensures low abrasion even during intensive use. In certain circumstances, it is even possible to use the same horseshoe more than once.
Protection of the Ground
When you use a regular Duplo Horseshoe without spikes and studs, there is no contact between metal and ground because the nail heads are embedded in the synthetic material. Sensitive ground (e. g. historical clinker pavement) won't be damaged by Duplo Horseshoes.
Wide Range of Sizes
Depending on the model, Duplo Horseshoes are available in almost 20 sizes between 98 mm and 170 mm. They are therefore suitable even for very small and very large horses.
The correct application of the Duplo Horseshoe is easy if you have the necessary knowledge of and competence in professionally nailing and clinching horseshoes and if you consider certain aspects while doing this. You don't need any special equipment - you can use standard tools and horseshoe-nails.
Reasonable Price-Performance Ratio
Last but not least: Thanks to their realistic pricing, Duplo Horseshoes are an ideal alternative!
Latest Update: 2018-01-29