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Studs for your horse

Do you need screw-in studs for your horse's horseshoes? At Lepona you will find studs, stud keys and stud cases.

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What do you need studs for when riding?

Studs are screwed into horseshoes so that the horse has better grip and can run safely in poor ground conditions. This is particularly the case in show jumping on grass and in eventing. Lawn can be very slippery when wet, so studs are screwed into the horseshoes before entering the course and removed again afterwards.

It can also make sense to use small studs on hard ground such as asphalt so that the horse cannot slip. In winter, cleats are useful in ice and snow, because cleats are made more difficult and the lumps fall out of the iron more easily. Incidentally, tunneling refers to snow and ice that has been trodden into the iron. These hard clumps really get stuck in the house iron and are difficult to remove. So pay close attention to your horse's hooves in winter when you lead him out of the pasture or paddock so that he doesn't slip or twist his ankle.

How are cleats attached to the horseshoe?

Screw studs are screwed into the stud holes in the horseshoe. Before that, however, the stud holes should be cleaned with a thread hole cleaner. This way, the cleats cannot get stuck and can easily be removed again. Never use force to screw the studs into the thread, otherwise they could jam.

If you want to use cleats, then discuss the use with your blacksmith. They will be able to recommend suitable studs for the purpose and will also prepare the horseshoes for your horse so that you can use studs. If you don't have any studs yet, we recommend buying a stud case, because it contains different types of studs (pointed and blunt) and all the necessary accessories.