Hackensack, New Jersey - Hy'Bred International, Inc. has entered an agreement with the aluminium horsehoe manufacturer, Thoro'Bred Inc, to produce horseshoes which use urethane bonded to aluminium as a shock absorber to relieve stress from the horse's legs.
The bonding procedure, patented by Hy'Bred, will be utilised by Thoro'Bred to manufacture the shoes in its California production facility, a 5 June statement said. Thoro'Bred will also market the product in its own catalogue.
Hy'Bred say its horseshoe is innovative because of its use of urethane as a shock absorber. This material wears as long as a steel horseshoe, much longer than rubber, and even longer than the aluminium shoe to which it is bound, the company said. Its creator and developer, Gary Kouletas, developed a proprietary method of bonding urethane and aluminium so that farriers can place them on the horse using traditional tools and shoeing methods. (RD)