Engineered for Any Horse

EponaShoe simulates the conditions under which wild horses maintain their hooves.

EponaShoe Benefits Any Horse Engineering
Farrier Support

From Freisian, to Warmbloods and even Miniatures, the EponaShoe works. Winners at all levels use EponaShoe. Proven in Dressage, Driving, Jumping, and Western!

Suitable for All Breeds Farriers
Frequently Asked Questions

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Proven in all disciplines F.A.Q.s

The EponaShoe

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EponaShoe is the premier composite shoe for the health and longevity of your horse. The lightweight construction of the shoe allows the horse to move with more natural biomechanics.

EponaShoe Styles

Front Description Back
 

EponaShoe Open

The original EponaShoe, tried and true!

 

EponaShoe Mesh

We recommend the mesh shoe for small gravel, snow, and those who choose not to use the packing to keep rocks out from under the shoe.

 

EponaShoe with Carbide Tips

EponaShoe with carbide tips offer enhanced traction and are ideal for endurance, eventing, and street uses. Available in sizes 00 thru 3, and with the mesh option.

 

EponaShoe with Stud Mounts

EponaShoe with stud mounts has a standard 3/8” threaded mounted at each heel. Also has 4 carbide tips at the toe. Available in sizes 00 thru 3.

 

Pony Size EponaShoe

EponaShoe Pony sizes do not have nail holes and are glued on. Available in size 70-40.

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Flexible Shoes reduce lameness
Flexible shoes can help many lameness issues.

The complex nature in which this shoe is constructed puts EponaShoe in a class of its own. A scientific cocktail of modern composite polymers make this the most effective flexible shoe design ever. Most plastic shoes are either too hard or too soft. Plastic shoes that are too hard can cause pressure points under the sole and make some horses sore. This problem is more apparent with plastic shoes than with metal because plastic shoes always have a "wider web" than metal shoes - hence, they reach in under the sole further. On the other hand, plastic shoes that are too soft will not hold nails and will not keep their shape. The EponaShoe is the first shoe to solve this problem by using two materials on the "sole side" of the shoe. The EponaShoe is hard and stiff where the nails go, but soft and supportive under the sole.

The nature of EponaShoe makes it the ideal compromise between metal shoeing and barefoot trimming. Unlike metal shoes, which restrict and impede the hoof from flexing, the EponaShoe allows the whole hoof to flex; much like a barefoot horse. Research shows this aids in blood flow and yields a healthier foot. Unlike most plastic shoes which will bend or warp over time, EponaShoe has internal steel stiffeners that aid in maintaining the integrity of the shoe.

Sole Support
Horses in nature have natural frog support.

In barefoot and feral horses, the frog will come in contact with the ground and bear some weight. EponaShoe offers frog support with the built in pad and allows the frog to bear weight as it would in nature. Traditional shoes lift the frog off the ground, and often the frog will descend to find the ground; causing internal structures to descend with it. The result? Flat feet, remodeling of the pedal bone, and a deteriorated digital cushion.

EponaShoe absorbs shock better than Metal. If you were to hit a metal shoe with a hammer, and then an EponaShoe, you would feel the difference. The EponaShoe absorbs the shock that your horse would otherwise feel on his joints. This is especially important for horses on hard ground, rocks, endurance, or street uses. We like to compare it to a person running in Nikes as opposed to Luis Vuittons, not that anyone here has a problem with Luis Vuittons!


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Additional Resources

We offer several DVDs about our products and their application, including one specializing in founder. Check our Resources page for case studies, how to guides, and even more information.

 

Resources

Sizing Guide


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