Anti-Skid Protection with Spikes and Studs

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One advantage of the plastic cover of our horseshoes is that they inherently have a certain grip due to the material and the profiled surface. Sometimes, however, there are situations in which additional grip in the form of spikes or studs can be useful.

The use of spikes and studs as well as the monitoring of their correct fit and intactness during the shoeing period is at the responsibility of the horse owner in cooperation with the on-site farrier. Speed, especially on slippery surfaces and in winter conditions, is always at the discretion of the rider. To prevent injuries, speed must be reduced appropriately. If you are a horse owner in a livery stable, please coordinate the use of spikes and studs with the owner of the stable.

Possible Reasons for a Horse Slipping with its Hoof Protection

  • The material of the hoof protection: A steel shoe behaves differently than a shoe with a plastic cover. But even with the various shoes and hoof boots made of plastic that are available on the market, there are differences in terms of "slipping behaviour".
  • The horse's gait and surefootedness: As with us humans, no general statements can be made here; on the same muddy or stony path, some can jog while others have problems staying on their feet.
  • The ground condition and speed play a particularly important role. Mud, gravel or even ice and snow pose different challenges for hoof protection and horse than asphalt or sandy paths. However, a steeply descending road can also become slippery.
  • In addition to speed, the riding discipline also plays a role. It makes a big difference whether you are "only" cantering or whether you also jump or have to ride tight turns at high speed. The requirements for additional grip and the stability of the anti-skid protection are different in show jumping, eventing or even hunting than, for example, when leisure riders lope outdoors.

As there are always several factors that play a role in the topic of anti-slip protection, it is difficult to make a generally valid statement.

No matter which anti-skid protection you choose for additional grip: Read and follow our safety instructions for the use of studs and spikes to avoid injuries. You will also find further information on the use of studs as anti-skid protection in the respective article descriptions. Further below, you will also find an overview of the areas of application and the specifics of the studs that you can buy from us.

Our Studs at a Glance - Differences and Similarities

Application Anti-Skid Protection Grip in Extreme Situations
Product Images Antiskid Studs (Corks) with washer Anti Skid Studs (Corks) for grip in extreme situations without self-tapping thread Anti Skid Studs (Corks) for grip in extreme situations wit self-tapping thread
Stud Thread not self-tapping not self-tapping self-tapping
Stud Change not suitable possible easy
Placeholder (to keep the stud insert clean) stud blanks or plugs until the permanent use of the studs stud blanks or plugs during the stud-free period until the next stud application
Stud Height recommended height: 4mm
limited use: 6mm
6mm, 8mm, 12mm 8mm, 12mm
Effective Height 4mm, 6mm 3mm, 5mm, 9mm 5mm, 9mm
Thread Size M8, M10, M12 M8, M10, M12, M14
Our Appropriate Horseshoe Models Clipped and Threaded Horseshoe;
Clipped and Threaded Horseshoe with Closed Sole Area (SALE);
Clipped and Threaded HDS
Jumper with 4 solid thread inserts;
HDS Traction with 4 solid thread inserts;
STS Clipped with Ring-Shaped Metal Inlay with 2 solid thread inserts;

Special Case: anti-skid protection for the Clipped and Threaded Open-Toed Horseshoe with 2 solid thread inserts (we only recommend the use of 6mm or 8mm studs)
Riding Styles and Disciplines among others: leisure riding and orienteering
not intended for extreme strains such as i.e. show jumping, eventing, hunting
among others show jumping, eventing, hunting, driving
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