A Matter of Horse

All things Equine, all over the world.

Facebook Pinterest Twitter

Horserunners

Horserunners

Postby Chevalblanc » Wed Aug 24, 2016 7:01 am

Interesting new idea here, not sure how practical it would be.....

http://horserunners.com/
Helen

ImageImageImageImageImage
User avatar
Chevalblanc
 
Posts: 7296
Images: 103
Joined: Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:00 pm
Location: Gloucestershire, UK

Share On:

Share on Facebook Facebook Share on Twitter Twitter

Re: Horserunners

Postby FlorayG » Wed Aug 24, 2016 7:37 am

can't see how these will remain the correct fit for any longer than nail on shoes do - you stick on the connectors to the hoof and the hoof grows...? Also what about the mud and crud that will get on them while the horse is turned out without the boots on?
Wait and see I suppose
FlorayG
 
Posts: 185
Joined: Thu Jul 16, 2015 12:55 pm

Re: Horserunners

Postby Chevalblanc » Wed Aug 24, 2016 6:16 pm

It's not even a thing yet, they are looking for crowdfunding to start production. I guess you'd have to put new connectors on every time the hoof was trimmed. They seem to have covers to go over them when the horse is turned out, so might keep the worst of the crud out - if they stay on that is......
Helen

ImageImageImageImageImage
User avatar
Chevalblanc
 
Posts: 7296
Images: 103
Joined: Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:00 pm
Location: Gloucestershire, UK

Re: Horserunners

Postby littlewhitehorse » Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:33 pm

It would be great if it works! One to watch :thumbup:

I like their mission statement : "To take horses out of the Iron Age for good." :hurray:
User avatar
littlewhitehorse
 
Posts: 2976
Joined: Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:34 pm
Location: Lot, SW France

Re: Horserunners

Postby Chevalblanc » Tue Nov 08, 2016 6:17 pm

Looks like the Kickstarter raised enough cash: https://www.facebook.com/TechInsiderUK/ ... f=NEWSFEED
Helen

ImageImageImageImageImage
User avatar
Chevalblanc
 
Posts: 7296
Images: 103
Joined: Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:00 pm
Location: Gloucestershire, UK

Re: Horserunners

Postby Trudi » Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:24 am

Wow some really strange comments on threads :shock: I'm so rarely in the 'real' horse world these days I'm easily shocked :lol:
Image
User avatar
Trudi
 
Posts: 5118
Images: 4
Joined: Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:47 pm
Location: Exmoor

Re: Horserunners

Postby FlorayG » Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:03 am

They are still trechnincally shoes though not hoof boots so in the UK they would have to be fitted by a farrier. How many farriers are going to endorse them?
FlorayG
 
Posts: 185
Joined: Thu Jul 16, 2015 12:55 pm

Re: Horserunners

Postby spottygiraffe » Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:21 pm

Would they have to be fitted by a farrier? It looks from the diagrams that you could have a go yourself. I really like the idea of them and they could be a great option for people who aren't ready to go barefoot or for horses who live on different surfaces to those upon which they're worked.

I didn't get as far as the weird comments but comments are often the most interesting part of these things!
Trudi wrote:I'm so rarely in the 'real' horse world these days I'm easily shocked

It's so easy to forget, isn't it?
Sarah x

ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage
User avatar
spottygiraffe
 
Posts: 5294
Images: 6
Joined: Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:56 am
Location: Montauban, SW France


Return to Feet

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest