Horses First is producing patented 3D-printed products, including special orthopedic pads, corrective cuff shoes for foal limb deviation issues, and a wide range of solutions for small hooves, such as miniature horses, donkeys and shetland ponies.
Metal (steel or aluminium) shoes are used incombination with different plastics when durability is needed, for those working PMD customers. Soft, elastic plastics are available for treating laminitis and thin soles, with frog support and square or full roller toe features. We have optional integrated pads for protection, snow pads in the winter, and studs for traction.
Our pads are primarily composed of elastic TPE (synthetic rubber), that is both strong and elastic. We have pads with frog support to enhance the natural mechanism of the hoof, pads with full support that are an alternative to pour-in pads such as Equi-Pak, basic snow pads that are tailored to minimise sole abrasion, and various degrees of wedge pads.
Many of our products are custom made to order, but below you can see some of the common, readily available shoes and pads.
PMD: Pony-Mini-Donkey range
3D printed shoes for 100mm wide and smaller hooved pony’s, mini’s and donkeys.
From laminitis to racing, full support, studs, integrated pads, etc.
For custom orders contact: caroline(at)horsesfirst.com
Therapeutic/foal correction shoes
3D printed shoes for therapeutic use and foal limb deformation
Full range from 45mm-100mm
Also available at Hevari
HF Impact for shock absorption (full or edge)
HF Frog Support for wedge/frog support
HF Soft for arthritic retired horses
HF Mesh for pour in pads
HF Impact Invisible (rim pads)
HF Full Support