October 1, 2015 by RAZERHORSE BLOG
Razer horseshoes were designed with health AND performance in mind. There are several key differences between Razer shoes and traditional horseshoes.
1. Traditional horseshoes don’t allow natural hoof movement, Razer shoes do.
Razer shoes are crafted from tempered tool steel so they flex with the hoof, unlike traditional steel or some aluminum shoes that are rigid and lock the foot in place. Because of this bare foot movement, there is reduced strain on limbs and joints, as well as increased balance and confidence due to the foot’s ability to remain flat on uneven surfaces.
2. Razer shoes feature a unique pattern for enhanced traction.
Razer shoes are designed with a checking pattern on the interior of the shoe’s rim. This pattern provides great traction for many disciplines.
3. Traditional steel shoes are heavy, Razers are much lighter and stronger.
Due to their design, Razer shoes are about half the weight of a traditional steel shoe and similar in weight to an aluminum shoe. Despite being thinner, they wear the same length as a normal steel shoe because they are crafted with tool steel.
4. Razer shoes help distribute weight, unlike traditional shoes which elevate the hoof and place weight on the hoof wall.
The low profile of Razer shoes provides more natural frog and sole contact. This helps distribute the horse’s body weight across the entire hoof, as it would if barefoot.
Razerhorse is a hoof care company that promotes better health and performance through science and technology. Razerhorse products are designed to mimic the natural function of the hoof while providing the protection needed for today’s performance horses. Razerhorse currently offers two products: the Razer horseshoe, a tempered tool steel shoe that allows the hoof to flex like a bare foot, and the Propad, a shock-absorbing polyurethane hoof pad that features an accordion-like frog support. To learn more about Razer shoes and Propads or to find a dealer near you, visit www.razerhorse.com or call 855-95-RAZER.