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Bare hoof feeling

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Our revolutionary glue on horseshoe is crafted from advanced thermoplastic materials. The Performer is designed to shape the hoof and imitate the natural bare hoof feel with additional support. The gluing method ensures a secure fit without nails, promotes optimum hoof health and minimizes stress. After many tests and a study at VetMed Vienna, we have found the perfect primer that protects the horn.

Another study at the VetMed Vienna has shown that the Performer supports the natural biomechanics of the horse’s foot and offers superior traction on different terrains without the limitations of conventional horseshoes.

What makes a good hoof protection?

There are many factors to consider when choosing the right hoof protection. With so much choice and variety on the market, you may be wondering which one is right for your horse. Everyone has their own opinion about what makes a good hoof protection, but in general an ideal hoof protection must have the following characteristics:

– Flexibility

– Hygiene

– Attenuation

– Effective weight distribution


As far as flexibility is concerned, imagine the natural growth of a horse’s hoof extending downwards and outwards. As the weight of the horse presses downwards, the hoof is wider at the bottom compared to the coronet band. In this case, the ideal hoof protection should allow this growth as naturally as possible. Our thermoplastic hoof protection facilitates this growth as it is flexible in its molecular structure and allows movement without rigidity.

An often overlooked aspect of flexibility is the adhesive used. Some adhesives can harden excessively and thus restrict hoof growth and mobility. Our 3M tape is intentionally designed to be both stretchy and flexible to promote healthy growth without hindering the natural expansion of the hoof.



It is also important to consider the weight load on the horse’s hoof when selecting a suitable hoof protection. The mechanism should not place excessive weight on the horse’s hoof. Excessive weight on the hooves can put additional strain on the joints and tendons with every movement.

Especially in moments of high speed and exhaustion, the cumulative effect of weight and stress becomes more pronounced. Even if the horses get used to it over time, damage to the musculoskeletal system may already have occurred. By switching to bare hooves or using suitable hoof protection, damage of this kind can be prevented or damage that has already occurred can be alleviated. Although some question the strength of synthetic alternatives for a full-grown horse, advances in synthetic materials have shown that they are strong enough to cope with the demands of even weight distribution.


As we know, domesticated horses are either stabled or grazing, which makes it impossible to avoid contact with bacteria. This increases the potential dangers associated with nail holes in conventional horseshoes: These openings can serve as a breeding ground for bacteria and lead to diseases such as white line disease. With a glued hoof protection, the horn wall remains undamaged, protecting the hoof life and thus preventing the associated diseases.



Nowadays, we can use high-tech slow-motion videos to see the shocks and vibrations that horses’ hooves experience when jumping or trotting, for example. This realization has broadened our understanding of the necessary load and damping.

Most domesticated horses run on a variety of surfaces, some of which are soft, such as grass or deep sand. But also hard surfaces such as concrete, waxed sand and mixed terrain. For this reason, most domesticated horses need additional help and support to be able to move comfortably on all these surfaces. This support is often referred to as “shock absorption”, which means that the mechanism of the hoof protection absorbs some of the pressure and “shocks” to prevent possible damage to the horse’s hooves and legs. For example, if you regularly ride on concrete roads without good hoof protection, you not only risk bruising and weakening the hooves, but also endangering the joints and tendons due to the constant high impact load.

We also know from research that the hoof protection should not create an additional “shock” on impact with a surface, as this causes the impulse to create its own micro-vibrations, which have a reverse and negative effect on the hoof. (please also read the Vet Med study)



a hoof protection developed for the most natural cushioning behavior and wearing comfort

Flexible and cushioning like a bare hoof

Maximum grip on all surfaces


Our aim is to provide you with the best possible service and hoof protection to support your horse’s health in the best possible way.

In cooperation with experienced vets and farriers, we have used their knowledge and experience to perfect our product.

After many tests, we can proudly say that our product has undergone three successful studies at VetMed Vienna, which confirmed its positive properties in terms of supporting horn health and the natural hoof mechanism, cushioning, harmlessness of the adhesive, closeness to bare hooves and much more. confirm.

Study of the adhesive

A study by Prof. Dr. Ingrid Walter on the influence of 3M adhesive on the hoof horn

Study on dampening

A comparison of the vibration and damping properties from different horseshoes

Study on grip

Comparison of the slip resistance of different horseshoes on different surfaces


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