The NB PLR (Performance Leverage Reduction) shoe is the next generation of aluminum performance footwear for horses. As the demand on performance horses has increased over the decades, so has the need to update the way we care for their feet. The latest information regarding pathology in pleasure and performance horses is suggesting that the lack of leverage relief offered by either footwear or the terrain is a primary cause.
Strain or lesions on the DDFT and the connective tissue around the coffin (DIP) joint is a growing concern based on MRI findings over the last several years. Because horses were not particularly designed to turn and run in tight circles, the joints in the lower limb, and especially the coffin joint takes a beating. When the connective tissue and the joint surface itself become traumatized, the soundness & performance of the horse rapidly decreases. Reducing the leverage to the joint by bringing the break-over point of a shoe within a given proximity to the center of articulation has proven to be extremely beneficial as a treatment protocol. The results are even better when this approach also includes the reduction of leverage both medially and laterally.
The optimized reduction of leverage offered by the NB PLR is proving to not only be a superior tool for treating lameness, but also for preventing lameness and improving performance. The simple fact is that horses who are free of pain, thanks to a reduction in the amount of effort it takes to move, will perform better and stay sounder longer.
Special Design Features:
- Optimized multi-directional break-over relief.
- WEDGED PLR, is also available in a FLAT version.
- The Aluminum PLR shoe is made of a forged aluminum alloy that is heat-treated for added hardness.
- A light, yet durable shoe for optimal performance.
Front 3x0 = (4.25" Wide x 4.25" Long)
Front 2x0 = (4.50" Wide x 4.50" Long)
Front 0 = (4.75" Wide x 4.75" Long)
Front 1 = (5.00" Wide x 5.00" Long)
Front 2 = (5.25" Wide x 5.25" Long)
Front 3 = (5.50" Wide x 5.50" Long)
Front 4 = (5.75" Wide x 5.75" Long)
Sold per pair (2 shoes). 10 pairs = a full box.