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02 October,2017

Horses Stepping Up For New Glue-On Horseshoes

A new twist on the ancient practice of shoeing horses has emerged, with a British company developing a new design of shoe that is glued on rather than nailed.

The Glushu has a forged aluminium horseshoe inside with a hardened steel bar at the break over, allowing it to be shaped to the horse’s hoof as with any other metal shoe.

Design engineer John Wright made his first Glushu in 2015 and the product has been increasing in popularity around the world. The company has a deal with a Florida-based distributor and a relationship with the Kentucky Horseshoeing School. The product is becoming popular with endurance riders, particularly in South America, while in Europe, its fastest growing market is Germany.

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