Groundbreaking Redefined

Applications

Groundbreaking performer along trails and tracks, through fields and farms, across paddocks and paths, in competing, drafting or taking a spell. The Costin Horseshoe is suited for fitting on all horse breeds and delivers benefits in many equine applications and activities.

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BREEDS - SUITABILITY

Suitable for Arabian, Andalusian, Thoroughbreds, Stock Horses, Yearlings, Miniature, Hackney Horse or Pony, Quarter, Standard and Shetland Pony.

HORSE ACTIVITIES

RACING - HARNESS AND TROTTING

  • Increases performance as a result of the lighter weight of the shoe
  • Impact and concussion is significantly reduced due to the cushioning effect of the shoe
  • The flexibility features of the shoe support natural movement to reduce the risk of injury
  • The shoe is wider to provide greater support, prevent sole punctures and reduce the risk of lameness
  • The design of the shoe provides increased traction to reduce the risk of slipping, especially on hard surfaces such as on route to the track and in and around the stables.

COMPETITIONS - EVENTING, DRESSAGE, SHOW JUMPING, PARA-EQUESTRIAN

  • Increases performance as a result of the lighter weight of the shoe
  • Impact and concussion is significantly reduced due to the cushioning effect of the shoe
  • The flexibility features of the shoe support natural movement to reduce the risk of injury
  • The shoe is wider to provide greater support, prevent sole punctures and reduce the risk of lameness
  • The design of the shoe provides Increased traction to reduce the risk of slipping, especially on hard surfaces such as on route to the track and in and around the stables
  • Competitive pricing presents great value for money to contain operating costs

POLO AND POLOCROSSE

  • The shoe is wider to provide greater support, prevent sole punctures and reduce the risk of lameness
  • The flexibility features of the shoe support natural movement to reduce the risk of injury, especially while with the fast movements involved in polo
  • The design of the shoe provides increased traction to reduce the risk of slipping, especially on uneven surfaces
  • Impact and concussion is significantly reduced due to the cushioning effect of the shoe

PONY CLUB AND GYMKHANA

  • The design of the shoe provides increased traction to reduce the risk of falls, especially on uneven surfaces while boosting rider confidence to improve overall performance
  • Impact and concussion is significantly reduced due to the cushioning effect of the shoe
  • The flexibility features of the shoe support natural movement to reduce the risk of injury
  • The shoe is wider to provide greater support, prevent sole punctures and reduce the risk of lameness
  • No anvil required, streamlines and simplifies the fitting process
  • Durability features prolong the shoeing cycle

MOUNTED POLICING DUTIES

  • Impact and concussion is significantly reduced due to the cushioning effect of the shoe
  • The flexibility features of the shoe support natural movement to reduce the risk of injury
  • The shoe is wider to provide greater support, prevent sole punctures and reduce the risk of lameness
  • The design of the shoe provides increased traction to reduce the risk of falls, especially on hard surfaces such as roads
  • The polyurethane material and fitting process, ensures there are no sharp edges, which significantly reduces the risk of wounding or injury to other horses or to person, which can occur in crowd scenarios when a horse kicks out

STEEPLECHASE

  • Increases performance as a result of the lighter weight of the shoe
  • Impact and concussion is significantly reduced due to the cushioning effect of the shoe
  • The flexibility features of the shoe support natural movement to reduce the risk of injury
  • The shoe is wider to provide greater support, prevent sole punctures and reduce the risk of lameness
  • The design of the shoe provides increased traction to reduce the risk of slipping

INJURED HORSES

  • Costin Horseshoes stresses that while this shoe is not an orthopaedic shoe and it is not designed for laminitic horses, it has been shown to provide assistance to horses which exhibit shin soreness
  • In the early stages of work in particular, the damage a horse suffers as a result of vibration and jarring must surely reduce their competing or racing life.
  • Now consider this – if you do have a good racehorse that is able to win races, how much longer will it be able to race and how many more races will it be able to win, if you simply change to using the Costin Horseshoe?

THOROUGHBREDS HORSE RACING

  • Increases performance as a result of the lighter weight of the shoe
  • Impact and concussion is significantly reduced due to the cushioning effect of the shoe
  • The flexibility features of the shoe support natural movement to reduce the risk of injury
  • The shoe is wider to provide greater support, prevent sole punctures and reduce the risk of lameness
  • The design of the shoe provides increased traction to reduce the risk of slipping, especially on hard surfaces such as on route to the track and in and around the stables.
  • Competitive pricing presents great value for money to contain operating costs.

ENDURANCE RIDING, TRAIL RIDING, RIDE AND TIE

  • The shoe is wider to provide greater support, prevent sole punctures and reduce the risk of lameness
  • The design of the shoe provides increased traction to reduce the risk of slipping, especially on hard surfaces such as on route to the track and in and around the stables.
  • Impact and concussion is significantly reduced due to the cushioning effect of the shoe
  • The flexibility features of the shoe support natural movement to reduce the risk of injury

WESTERN RIDING - REINING, CAMPDRAFTING, RODEO, CUTTING, WESTERN PLEASURE

  • The shoe is wider to provide greater support, prevent sole punctures and reduce the risk of lameness
  • The design of the shoe provides increased traction to reduce the risk of falls, especially on uneven surfaces while boosting rider confidence to improve overall performance
  • Impact and concussion is significantly reduced due to the cushioning effect of the shoe
  • The flexibility features of the shoe support natural movement to reduce the risk of injury

FARM, RURAL AND AGRICULTURAL ENVIRONMENTS

  • No anvil required, streamlines and simplifies the fitting process
  • Competitive pricing presents great value for money to contain operating costs
  • The design of the shoe provides increased traction to reduce the risk of falls, especially on uneven surfaces in the fields and paddocks
  • Impact and concussion is significantly reduced due to the cushioning effect of the shoe
  • Shoe design facilitates natural growth of the horse which contributes to improved overall wellbeing of your horse
  • The shoe is wider to provide greater support, prevent sole punctures and reduce the risk of lameness
  • Durability features prolong the shoeing cycle

SPELLING AND BREEDING ENVIRONMENTS

  • The risk of wounding or injury by other horses kicking out, is significantly reduced when Costin Horseshoes are used, compare with metal shoes, as all four feet can be shod and the shoes do not have sharp edges
  • Steve notes that it is a preference that racehorses be shod during short spells, as after shoes are removed, the nail holes weaken the hoof walls and as such, the hoof may break up. The farrier often finds, when the horse does come back into training, that the hoof is chipped away. This damage is avoided by using Costin Horseshoes during the spelling period
  • Overall wellbeing and condition is improved as the shoe allows for natural growth of the hoof
  • Shoeing time is significantly reduced
  • Competitive pricing presents great value for money to contain operating costs
  • Impact and concussion is significantly reduced due to the cushioning effect of the shoe
  • The flexibility features of the shoe support natural movement to reduce the risk of injury
  • The shoe is wider to provide greater support, prevent sole punctures and reduce the risk of lameness
  • The design of the shoe provides increased traction to reduce the risk of slipping and falls, especially on hard surfaces

YEARLINGS

  • The use of steel horseshoes on yearlings is detrimental to their hoof development and the design of the Costin Horseshoe clearly addresses the key issues during this very important growing period
  • Provides for natural growth of the hoof

FIRST TIME STARTERS AND TWO YEAR OLDS

  • What stops most first time starters and two year olds getting to early races is shin soreness. Many of these races are won by the soundest horse not the fastest. The Costin Horseshoe offers significant benefits to enable young horses to get to the track and compete in early races
  • The features have a significant effect on preventing shin soreness, which reduces the costs associated with spelling due to shin soreness and the disappointment faced by trainers and owners when their horses are not in a position to race
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