Advantages of Duplo Composite Horseshoes

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As a composite horseshoe, the Duplo Horseshoe combines two different materials - metal and synthetic - and their numerous advantages for the hoof. Look and see!

Stability
Thanks to its solid metal inlay, the Duplo Composite 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 provided by 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° to the white line, it is possible to place each nail individually and to react accordingly to irregular hoof shapes.

Shock Absorbance
Thanks to the softer material, 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.

Hoof Mechanism
The flexibility of the synthetic material encourages the natural flexibility of the hoof capsule.

Anti-Slide Protection
The anti-slide behavior of the Duplo Composite Horseshoe is comparable to a barefoot horse's and therefore more natural than the elongated sliding phase of metal horseshoes.

 

Protection of the Ground
When a normal Duplo Composite Horseshoe without spikes and studs is used, 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.

Minimized Risk of Injury
The softer material and the chamfered edges reduce the risk of injuries in herds and in case of gaiting problems (e. g. forging, brushing).

Breakover
It is easy to rasp or bend a toe rocker which improves breakover.

Secure Fit
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.

Durability
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.

Usability in Winter
The molded elastic rim prevents snow and debris from accumulating. If necessary, the Duplo Composite Horseshoe can be used with studs or Spikes.

 

Range of Sizes
Thanks to the wide range of sizes, Duplo Composite Horseshoes are suitable even for very small and very large horses.

Orthopedic and Therapeutic Models
There are closed Duplo models for horses with a sensitive sole as well as a special horseshoe for laminitis horses. In addition, it is possible to modify the Duplo Composite Horseshoe so it can be used for various therapeutic indications.

Treatment of Hoof Problems
Many hoof diseases (e. g. thrush) can be rapidly and permanently cured with the Duplo Composite Horseshoe.

Adaptability
It is possible to remove some of the material in the quarter and heel area in order to adjust the horseshoe perfectly to the individual hoof shape.

Easy Application
Duplo Composite Horseshoes are easy to apply. It is possible to use standard tools and horseshoe-nails; there is no special training necessary.

Price-Performance Ratio
Last but not least: Thanks to their realistic pricing, Duplo Composite Horseshoes are an ideal alternative!

Latest Update: 2017-02-21

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