Why do horses' hooves need protection?
Problems such as lameness & navicular injuries are generally caused by shock to the horse’s legs, hooves, and joints. The Equine Fusion Jogging Shoe protects the hoof and gives shock absorption in addition to letting the natural hoof expand and contract through a flexible and soft durable under sole. This flexibility in the shoe encourages a natural and comfortable step with natural balance, stability and dampening. The flexibility of the shoe construction allows the shoe to adapt to the individual hoof shape even in motion providing comfort, balance,stability and dampening for the horse.
Hard shoes amplify shock and vibration and keep the hooves in a fixed or dynamic unnatural position and can cause the horse injury, pain and discomfort. A horse’s natural hoof is designed to flex and spread on impact, which pumps blood through the hoof keeping it healthy, absorbing shock and helping to promote good blood flow. When this is restricted the heart of the horse has to work harder to pump blood through its body.