How jogging shoes promote hoof health
July 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Having a horse barefoot allows the hooves to work as nature intended, but nature did not intend for us to ride them and use them in sport at the same time. This is where our jogging shoes come in. The shoes not only allow the hoof to work as nature intended by not impeding the biomechanical functioning, but also to stay protected and function when in a more unnatural situation.

Our jogging shoes allow the hoof to work with the sole inside the shoe, to safeguard natural hoof movement, balance, stability, cushioning, blood flow, and to promote a more consistent surface contact and rollover motion.

The hoof is in constant contact with the specially designed sole inside the shoe, and sinks into the sole for cushioning and sideways/forward movement. The constant contact promotes blood flow, and the cushioning takes away a lot of shock on the tendons and ligaments when the horse’s legs are put under pressure.

The sole is flexible and elastic and adapts between the hoof and surface, so if the horse steps on a rock, there will be a lot less lateral twisting throughout the leg. The grip is flexible and customized to ensure traction. Sinking into the sole will enable the horse to feel the ground and utilize the entire hoof area, while the flexible grip provides increased safety for both the horse and the rider.

Natural anotomy

The illustration above shows the part of the hoof pressured when in contact with the ground.

 

When the horse is wearing jogging shoes the frog and entire area under the hoof is in contact with the ground which equals natural blood flow. Because the entire hoof area is in use it reduces both pressure and loads on hoof and leg, which again promotes natural bio-mechanics and prevents strain injury.


The illustration above shows how the different shoes adapt to the ground.

 

The jogging shoes not only allows the hoof to sink into and adapt to the sole for cushioning, but also for the hoof to be able to move both sideways and forward inside the shoe. The sole is flexible and elastic and adapts between the hoof and surface. Sinking into the sole and flexibility will enable the horse to feel the ground and utilize the entire hoof area. Providing Balance, Stability and Cushioning.

 


This image shows how the sole adapts to stepping on a rock using a traditional shoe versus a jogging shoe. The jogging shoe adapts to the ground, safeguarding both natural balance, stability, and cushioning, and providing a more consistent surface contact and rollover motion.

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Bye 2017 – Hello 2018
December 20, 2017 | 47 Comments

It’s finally time for our favorite festive holiday and 2017 is coming to an end. This has been nothing but an incredible year. Here’s a summary of the year and some of our plans for the coming year.

The Equine Fusion team has already found the Christmas spirit and decorated the Christmas tree together – which has now become a tradition.

Equine Fusion’s headquarter is located in Stavanger, on the west coast of Norway. We finally got our first snowfall last week! Now we’re just crossing our fingers and hoping for a white Christmas too.

It has been an eventful year for us. We started this blog after the summer, which we truly enjoy creating, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do. We also decided to start sending out a newsletter. We send the newsletter to our dealers and partners one month and to our community the next month. We’re super thankful that so many signed up for this, and we promise to keep the newsletters coming in 2018. We’re going to share even more helpful information, inspiration and product news.

Growing Team

We’ve also expanded our team this year. Horse enthusiast Christina, the R&D manager, joined us this summer.

And Anders, the financial accountant, joined us this spring.
Anders has been on a horse once in his life, and that was when we had a team building earlier this year. He’s quickly learning a lot about horses. We’re very excited to see our team grow.

Along with them, we’ve also welcomed Jerome, our R&D Engineer.
He doesn’t have a horse background – however, he has done a great job so far and is hanging out with the horses – doing various tests with jogging shoes and enjoying himself.
He even goes for a ride or two occasionally!

New Jogging Shoe

In 2017 we released the All Terrain Ultra model – a combination of two existing models. This model was based on feedback from our customers and also a lot of testing. We’re thrilled with the model, and the feedback we’ve gotten so far.

Now we’re ready to say bye to 2017 and excited to see what the new year will bring.
We can already tell you there will be some exciting product news and we’ll continue to work with the focus on horse welfare as our main priority. Keep an eye on our Facebook page if you don’t want to miss these news.

Happy, Performing Horses

Either your horse is competing all over the world or roaming around in your backyard, we want to help keep your horse happy and performing. Your horse should stay content on the short trip through the quiet woods, as well as in the arena with a cheering audience!

Our slogan  “happy, performing horses” isn’t necessarily aimed at horses who have to perform in terms of competitions. We want them to be happy in their everyday tasks and able to take on any task.

We hope we can stay in touch with you in 2018 too. Through dialogue with our customers, we can strive to become better at what we do.

Don’t hesitate on letting us know what topics you wish to read about on our blog and in our newsletter.

All the best –

Equine Fusion

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