The new horseshoe,
the Jameg Sprinter, is adhered to the horse hoof with
an acrylic based adhesive, which means that the shoes
does not need traditional hoof nails. This is important
because driving nails into horses hooves limits the
number of times the animal may be re-shod and in the
case of racehorses this impacts upon the number of races
in which the horse can compete.
Most importantly the nylon
base of the Jameg Sprinter produces not just strength
but flexibility which works in harmony with the horses
hoof, while the TPE gives grip and shock absorption.
The Jameg Sprinter, when fixed, effectively becomes
part of the horse's hoof allowing it to expand and
contract in naturally.
In addition to racehorses,
the Sprinter can be fitted with studs and used on
horses involved in almost any discipline. They are
less likely than steel shoes to cause injury to a
fallen rider, they are ideal for brood mares, horses
at rest, those recovering from laminitis and horses
with poor or badly broken feet.
The Sprinter was designed,
patented and developed by Jameg Horseshoes of Barnby
Moor, North Lincolnshire, with substantial development
assistance from Senior and Dickson who turned to VTC
for advice on polymers and compounds.
"We needed to undertake
a lot of development work." said Senior &
Dickson Managing Director Geoff Dickson. "After
all a two-shot moulding with a steel in-mould insert
is fairly complex and I wouldn't like to say how many
versions we went through before we had a workable
product. Vita Thermoplastic Compounds have been more
help than any supplier I can recall. Malcolm Lowe
of Jackdaw and Martin Bradbury of the TPE Group, were
tireless in their assistance."
For more information contact:
Vitamide Jackdaw on +44(0)1706 377115
VTC TPE Group on +44(0)161 654 7980 or +46 (0)532
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