Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Sneakers for Horses




High tech running shoes aren’t just for humans anymore. Charly Forstner, a former animal welfare inspector for horses in Austria, developed this awesome alternative to the iron horseshoe: the Megasus Horserunners. Instead of using nails hammered into the horse’s hooves, the Megasus Horserunners clip on to the hooves using an extra-strong velcro system.



“The innovative Megasus Horserunners offer many advantages over the traditional products such as they are lightweight (less than half a pound), can be adjusted individually, easy to put on, and offer protection without permanence,” a Megasus press release states. “It can also stay put in all kinds of terrain including mud and water plus it allows the hoof to be flexible. The product is also designed to protect the sole from bruising, cracking and other injuries by offering shock absorption. It does not accumulate snow, dirt or mud and is easy to clean.”



After a successful Kickstarter campaign earlier this year, the Megasus Horserunners are now in production, with the first batch due to be shipped in July 2017.


Visit the Megasus Horserunners Facebook page to learn more about this awesome invention.

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