Caulkin – lengths, types, shapes. How to pick the right caulkins for your horse?
Horseshoes are used mostly to protect and strengthen the surface of the horse’s hooves from abrasion. Shoes are usually made of steel or other very durable metal alloys and they work perfectly for horses, who often walk on hard grounds. However, horseshoe cannot provide proper grip, which might be dangerous especially for sport horses. Shoed horses are more prone to leg injuries that have to do with losing adhesion of the hoof to the ground. For such horses, it is recommended to use shoes with screwed holes that are filled with the so-called horse studs or calks. The task of a caulkin is to improve the grip of the horse’s limbs to the surface on which he is moving.Continue reading “Horse studs – length, shape, type. How to pick the right caulkins for your horse?” »