Anti-Skid Products for Extra Grip - Duplo
One advantage of the plastic cover of our horseshoes is that they inherently have a certain grip due to the material and the profiled surface. Sometimes, however, there are situations in which additional grip in the form of spikes or studs can be useful.
The use of spikes and studs as well as the monitoring of their correct fit and intactness during the shoeing period is at the responsibility of the horse owner in cooperation with the on-site farrier. Speed, especially on slippery surfaces and in winter conditions, is always at the discretion of the rider. To prevent injuries, speed must be reduced appropriately. If you are a horse owner in a livery stable, please coordinate the use of spikes and studs with the owner of the stable.
Possible Reasons for a Horse Slipping with its Hoof Protection
- The material of the hoof protection: A steel shoe behaves differently than a shoe with a plastic cover. But even with the various shoes and hoof boots made of plastic that are available on the market, there are differences in terms of "slipping behaviour".
- The horse's gait and surefootedness: As with us humans, no general statements can be made here; on the same muddy or stony path, some can jog while others have problems staying on their feet.
- The ground condition and speed play a particularly important role. Mud, gravel or even ice and snow pose different challenges for hoof protection and horse than asphalt or sandy paths. However, a steeply descending road can also become slippery.
- In addition to speed, the riding discipline also plays a role. It makes a big difference whether you are "only" cantering or whether you also jump or have to ride tight turns at high speed. The requirements for additional grip and the stability of the anti-skid protection are different in show jumping, eventing or even hunting than, for example, when leisure riders lope outdoors.
As there are always several factors that play a role in the topic of anti-slip protection, it is difficult to make a generally valid statement.
No matter which anti-skid protection you choose for additional grip: Read and follow our safety instructions for the use of studs and spikes to avoid injuries. You will also find further information on the use of studs as anti-skid protection in the respective article descriptions. Further below, you will also find an overview of the areas of application and the specifics of the studs that you can buy from us.
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