W Rocking Support Wedge Front
2,55° wedge. Wide rear support. Rocking & rolling effects.
Egg bar shoe. 2,55° wedge rear bearing surface beyond the heels and the frog. Front shape. Designed in high-tech aluminium alloy. Non-tempered alloy: hot work possible up to 450 °C. 3 clips for use with 1 toe clip or 2 quarter clips. Thickness 14 mm on the rear bearing surface and 9 mm on the toe. Coverage and weight in size 1: 28 mm on the toe, 25 mm on the branches and 35 mm on the rear bearing surface. 284 g.
CONCEPT AND REACTION ON THE GROUND :
- Wide rear bearing surface to increase support and limit the sinking of heels into penetrable and compacted ground.
- Bevel on the rear of the outer rim (rocking) to reduce rear leverage.
- Big bevel on the outer rim to promote rolling of the toe and quarters.
- Wedge shoe to raise the heels.
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.
Podotrochlear syndrome grade 3.5 (between reverse shoe grade 3 and wedge reverse shoe grade 4). Pathology of the deep digital flexor tendon and accessory ligament (distal check ligament). Wedge shoes should be reserved for old horses and/or at the end of the competition career because they can cause tendons retractions.