ShoeSecure The Horseshoe Shield

The Problem

There are various challenges represented by every day riding that can require a horse to be re-shod sooner than it need be:

  • The rear hooves clipping the heels of the front hooves and pulling the shoe loose
  • Suction effect of wet and heavy ground conditions
  • Foreign objects becoming wedged between the shoe and hoof
  • Loosening of the shoe from pawing fences or gates

A set of horseshoes is quite expensive and are renewed every 5-6 weeks. The cost to the horse’s owner for a farrier to re-fit or re-place a shoe varies and is also dependent on appointment. The cost and time consuming impact of this problem are a major annoyance for any horse owner.

In addition, the loss of a horseshoe can mean a horse is unable to compete or continue its exercise or training regime – a critical risk for the competition, sport or race horse.

Repeated loss of shoes results in accumulative damage to the hoof with loss of wall and sole that can cause lameness and periods where the horse is out of action.

The Solution

The ShoeSecure® horseshoe shield is a device precision crafted in durable rubber to further secure the horse’s shoe and protect the horse’s heel from being clipped by its rear hooves. The back quarter of the horse’s hoof, hoof wall and part of the frog are protected from the typical causes of shoe loss.

  • Highly refined product design shaped to maximise protection without impacting performance
  • Re-usable, lightweight and easily attached by means of two low profile SupaStuds
  • Allows freedom of airflow to avoid risk of infection or fungal problems
  • Reduces risk of time consuming shoe loss in challenging environments without impacting the horse’s gait
  • Allows the farrier to properly balance the shoe on the hoof providing adequate support for the heels

ShoeSecure® Features…

  • Designed for horses turned out in the field
  • Suitable for some remedial shoes such as heart-bars
  • For use with conventional nailed-on horseshoes only
  • Works best on horses well shod by a qualified farrier
  • Available in various shoe sizes
  • Allows some adjustability for variations in hoof size

ShoeSecure® is NOT

  • To keep shoes on that are over due for removal, loose or badly fitted
  • For use while the horse is being ridden
  • For a horse turned out on concrete or tarmac
  • Designed for continuous wearing

How To Fit ShoeSecure

1. Stud holes in horseshoe used to mark drill holes.

2. ShoeSecure® is drilled to receive studs using a 12mm bit.

3. Product is secured to the horseshoe by two square headed flat SupaStuds™ specifically designed to be used with ShoeSecure®.

4. Fitted ShoeSecure®.

Easy and quick to fit.

  • Easy to clean.
  • If used correctly keeps stud holes in excellent condition for use by conventional jumping studs.
  • For complete lower fore limb protection when turned out in the field an extra large size neoprene overreach boot is recommended with a tendon boot.

“Gait analysis has shown that the wearing of the shoe shield does not alter the loading of the limb during the weight-bearing or stance phase of the stride. Furthermore, it has no significant effect on the flexion/extension of the forelimb joints during the swing phase of the stride.”

– Tim Watson BVM&S PhD MRCVS

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