Sizes and Shapes of the Duplo Composite Horseshoe

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At the moment, most of the Duplo models are available in almost 20 sizes from 98 mm up to 170 mm. The size is always measured at the widest point of the horseshoe. The interval between sizes is 4 mm - you will therefore find models of 110 mm and 114 mm but nothing in-between. If your horse needs an in-between size, your hoofcare specialist can easily adjust a slightly too large horseshoe with an angle grinder.

Duplo Composite Horseshoes are not only available in numerous sizes but also in two different shapes. The round horseshoes generally fit the front hooves, the oval models are rather made for hind hooves. As always: The exception prooves the rule.

To determine the correct Duplo size for your horse, it should be unshod. The hoof should be correctly trimmed so that a new horseshoe could be applied. If you measure an untrimmed or shod hoof, you might not get the desirable exact results.

First, measure the widest point of the hoof's lower surface which usually is to be found at a short distance behind the frog apex, using a measuring tape or a ruler.

Then, take a look at the sole as a whole and decide whether it is rather round or oval. That way, you find out which horseshoe shape is more suitable for which hoof.

With these two results in mind - the hoof width in millimeters and the hoof shape - you can choose a fitting Duplo Composite Horseshoe for your horse.


Update: 2016-11-29


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