Bonapartix S Front
DESCRIPTION : Reverse shoe also called “Napoléon shoe” in France. Rear support under the base of
the frog. Shorter model than the Bonapartix® L. Open toe. Front shape. Designed in high-tech aluminium
alloy. Non-tempered alloy : hot work possible up to 450 °C. 2 quarter clips. Thickness 10 mm. Coverage
and weight in size 1 : 36 mm for the rear support (42 mm under the base of the frog) and 25 mm on
the rest of the shoe. 226 g.
CONCEPT AND REACTION ON THE GROUND :
Wide rear surface to increase support and to limit sinking of the heels into penetrable and compacted
ground. Bevelled outer rim at the rear part of the shoe to reduce rear leverage. Open toe and bevelled
ends of branches to promote maximum rolling. Bevel on toe quarters to limit collateromotion and rotation
during propulsion in turns.
BIOMECHANICAL AND KINETHERAPEUTIC EFFECTS :
Reduces stress on the distal sesamoid bone and on the deep digital flexor tendon. Reduces general
stress on the podotrochlear apparatus and interphalangeal joint mechanics.
Shorter shape than the L model for horses that overreach. Podotrochlear syndrome grade 3. Pathology
of the deep digital flexor tendon and accessory ligament (distal check ligament).