Horseshoe with Integrated Screw Threads for Anti-Slide Studs

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Prevent your Horse from Slipping - Additional Grip thanks to Integrated Screw Threads for Studs

You are looking for a horseshoe that is shock-absorbing and thus gentle on the joints, that restricts the movement of the horn capsule and the hoof mechanism as little as possible and at the same time offers additional protection against slipping? Then our horseshoe with quarter clips and screw threads is the right choice because you can add two screw studs for additional anti-slide protection.

This model is our bestseller as "winter horseshoe" if you want to be active with your horse in winter as well.

Why the Standard Version (with Orange Knobs) of This Model is a Good Choice during the Winter Horse Riding Season:

While this horseshoe with screw threads is only used by a few in the summer, it is a popular model in the winter months. The two integrated screw threads in the heel area are suitable for our M8 anti-slide studs with disk.

  • The softer synthetic material of the Standard models remains flexible and preserves its shock-absorbing properties even in the cold season.
  • The synthetic rim is similar to a snow insert (e.g. Snowgrip®) on metal horseshoes and thus largely prevents snow from balling up.
  • The screw inserts in the heel area are suitable for our 4mm and 6mm anti-slide screw studs with disk. Please observe the separate safety instructions for the use of our horseshoes with screw studs.
  • Spikes can also be used for additonal anti-slide protection.

The Danger of Slipping during the Winter Horse Riding Season

No matter what you prefer in winter - be it the metal horseshoe with Snowgrip®, hoof boots, pure plastic shoes or our composite shoes - it is always important that horse and rider are safe on the road!

Please always remember that it can quickly become slippery. Especially in winter, there are dangerous situations that are difficult to predict. It is just like in normal road traffic: You must always be very careful and expect that even with winter tires it can become slippery. The same applies to horse riding - not only, but especially also when you go for a ride in winter.

We try to give you the best possible support with our products. Nevertheless, especially in winter, you must always adapt your speed to the ground and weather conditions in order to prevent accidents as best as possible.


Farrier shoeing a hoof with a winter shoe

Our models with quarter clips and screw threads for studs can also be combined with wedges.

Taking a ride with studs

Additional anti-slide protection may be needed all year round, depending on the region and riding style.

Icelandic horse with alternative hoof protection in winter

Especially in winter, the model with quarter clips and screw threads for studs is a popular choice.

Fitting a straight toe horseshoe with quarter clips and screw inserts on the hoof

When using studs, you have to pay attention to the correct position of the screw threads on the hoof.

Different heights of anti-slide studs with disk

You can buy 4mm and 6mm anti-slide studs with disk for additional protection against slipping.

Alternative hoof protection - composite horseshoes with quarter clips and screw threads for summer and winter

Our horseshoes with quarter clips and screw inserts are available in both degrees of hardness.

The different shapes of our horseshoes with quarter clips and screw threads

Our horseshoes with quarter clips and screw threads are available in a round, oval and straight toe shape.

Spikes as a preliminary step to studs for your hoof protection with plastic coating

For additional anti-slip protection, you can also use spikes with this horseshoe.

Studs with disk for additonal slip protection for your plastic shoe with metal core

The screw threads in the heel area are suitable for our M8 anti-slide screw studs.

Application and Safety Instructions – Horseshoes with Thread Inserts for the Application of Screw Studs – VIDEO

Whether you simply need a shock-absorbing horseshoe with as much slip protection as possible because of your discipline or whether you are looking for an alternative horseshoe for the winter months: As soon as studs are involved, certain aspects must be given special attention to.

The softer material along with the rounded edges reduces the risk of injuries in a herd situation compared to a metal horseshoe. There are fewer injuries with it; however, injuries can never be completely excluded, in particular when using studs.

As a horse owner, you need to check not only the correct and secure fit of the shoe but also the studs daily and before each use of the horse. Especially with rather aggressive horses, studs can be a risk in a herd situation. If you are a horse owner in a livery stable, please coordinate the use of spikes and studs with the owner of the stable.

Shoeing Instructions - Nailed Hoof Protection

No matter what model you use, you need the necessary knowledge about the correct application.

In our video, Stephan Becker shows you a general shoeing instruction. Please always follow our safety instructions.

If you want to equip a horseshoe with studs, it is especially important to choose the right shape and size of the shoe. You must make sure that the screw thread is positioned in the right place on the hoof.

Video: Shoeing Instructions for a Nailed Plastic Horseshoe with Metal Core (Composite Horseshoe)

Shoeing Instructions for a Nailed Plastic Horseshoe with Metal Core (Composite Horseshoe)

Important Aspects to Consider when Using Studs

The use of studs always involves certain risks in a herd situation (as described above) but also for the horse and the horseshoe itself. Any use of studs and their monitoring during the shoeing period is the responsibility of the farrier and horse owner.

explain the correct position of studs on the hoof

When used with Studs, the following Conditions must be met in order to Protect the Health of the Horse and the Stability of the Shoe:

1. You must ensure that you choose the correct size of the horseshoe and that the shoe is optimally fitted to the hoof so that the screw threads are positioned in the right place. Incorrect positioning of the threads may lead to the hoof being pressurized and may have a negative impact on the stability of the screw thread within the synthetic material. Damage to the horseshoe and, in extreme cases, a levered-out thread insert can be a possible result.

2. The correct position of the screw inserts is in the heel area. If the threaded inserts are located too far back, the risk of the horse losing the shoe increases. In extreme cases, the rear section of the composite horseshoe may be completely torn away due to the leverage effect. One customer told us about such a case. In this particular situation, the position of the screw threads was completely wrong since they were located far behind the heels.

3. You must choose right stud height depending on the ground conditions and the intended use of the horse. The optimal stud is the 4mm stud with disk. In our opinion, the 6mm stud should only be used if the ground conditions allow it, e.g. if there is an appropriate snow cover. If you use higher studs on your own responsibility, the risk of levering the thread insert out of its position increases.

4. You need to make sure that once you have screwed in the studs, you do not need to change them. The threads in the synthetic material are not suitable for regular stud changes. It is possible to first keep the thread clean with stud blanks until the stud is to be used. However, the model is not designed to constantly screw the stud in and out.

5. During the shoeing period, you must check not only the proper fit and undamaged condition of the horseshoe and quarter clips as usual, but also the studs and the integrated screw threads. A slanted stud or integrated screw thread, for example, is an indication that the fit of the integrated screw thread is no longer optimal.

This model with quarter clips and integrated screw threads is designed to be combined with our 4mm and 6mm studs with disk. We advise against using higher studs with these horseshoes, as the threaded inserts can otherwise be levered out of their position. Please note our general instructions for the use of studs.

Modification: Plastic-welding extensions to a composite horseshoe


Threaded shoes, like any other hoof protection, can usually be modified at the farrier's discretion:

  • You may create a horseshoe with a closed sole area by using our synthetic plates.
  • You can modify the breakover in the synthetic material or rocker the metal insert.
  • Make the horseshoe narrower or wider - but always pay attention to the position of the integrated screw threads on the hoof.

If a composite horseshoe does not fit properly, our customers often use the option of broadening it laterally with our extensions or lengthening it backwards as in the picture above. We advise against this when using a model with integrated screw threads. Due to modifications with the extensions, the thread insert is usually no longer in the right position under the heels. When using studs, this may lead to undesired pressure on the hoof.

Why you should use our Anti-Slide Studs with Disk:

Like our horseshoes, our studs are „Made in Germany“. In contrast to many other studs available on the market, our studs are hardened. The key feature of our anti-slide studs is the disk. This primarily serves the better distribution of the pressure - on the one hand in relation to the punctual pressure on the hoof, on the other hand in relation to the stability of the integrated screw thread.

We know that there are various M8 studs on the market and would therefore like to point out that the use of our shoes with studs from other manufacturers is at the sole discretion of the farrier and/or horse owner.

Alternative Hoof Protection in Winter

Admiring the white beauty from the saddle... Riding a horse through a seemingly enchanted forest or galloping across a snow-covered meadow... This is how leisure riders often imagine the winter horse riding season. But what seems so tempting involves many risks.

Particularly in winter, it is important to ensure sufficient protection against slipping and to judge the risk correctly. This risk judgment is always at the discretion of the rider. In winter, we generally recommend choosing additional anti-slide protection in the form of a reinforced profile, spikes or even studs and reducing the speed accordingly.

Video: Alternative Hoof Protection in Winter

Alternative Hoof Protection in Winter

Product Features

Model Clipped and Threaded Horseshoe for Anti-Slide Studs with Disk
Brand Duplo
Article Number 140, 141, 430, 431, 340, 540
Function (alternative) hoof protection, shock absorption, stimulation of the hoof mechanism, winter horseshoe, anti-slide, grip
Riding Styles and Disciplines among others: leisure riding and orienteering, riding in winter
Not intented for extreme stress in disciplines like show jumping, hunting, eventing or driving.
Admission for Tournaments Our composite shoes are approved for various tournaments. For more information please contact the respective association (i.e. AQHA, APHA, DWA, FEIF, FN, FISE, VFD).
Therapy Shoe The model is also suitable for supportive use in the orthopedic and therapeutic field. We expressly point out that our products do not diagnose or cure any diseases and advise for any use with a therapeutic or orthopedic background to work closely with the hoof specialist or veterinarian on site.
Horse Breeds a.o. Warmblood, Thoroughbred, Quarter Horse, Paint Horse, Haflinger, Icelandic, Arabian, Friesian, Andalusian, Hanoverian
Shoeing nailed shoe, glued shoe or cast shoe
Shoeing Instruction can be found under FAQ → Instructions
Security Advices can be found unter FAQ → Safety Informations
Made in Germany
Available Shapes round / oval / STS
Sizes Round Shape 102mm, 106mm, 110mm, 114mm, 118mm, 122mm, 126mm, 130mm, 134mm, 138mm, 142mm, 146mm, 150mm, 154mm, 158mm, 162mm, 166mm, 170mm
Sizes Oval Shape 98mm, 102mm, 106mm, 110mm, 114mm, 118mm, 122mm, 126mm, 130mm, 134mm, 138mm, 142mm, 146mm, 150mm, 154mm, 158mm, 162mm, 166mm
Sizes STS 102mm, 106mm, 110mm, 114mm, 118mm, 122mm, 126mm, 130mm, 134mm, 138mm, 142mm, 146mm, 150mm, 154mm
Size Interval in 4mm steps
Sizing based on the shape of the hoof and the widest part of the hoof (after appropriate hoof treatment) or, in a pinch, also based on the horseshoe size that has fit so far; in the section FAQ → Sizes and Shapes, you will find a template for our horseshoes
Hardness Degrees Standard / Extra
Season all year round
Temperature during the cold season we recommend the Standard shoes; at higher temperatures, the Extra shoes have proven their worth
Weight depending on the size 200-600g
Length depending on the size - for details please visit FAQ → Sizes and Shapes
Width the respective size in mm
Thickness 15mm
Knob Arrays the knobs are impressed into the weight-bearing surface of the hoof wall and help the horseshoe keep its position on the hoof
Solid Metal Core the metal core contributes to the durability of the shoe and helps to avoid unwanted pressure on the hoof
Plastic (Synthetic) Cover the soft plastic cover has a shock-absorbing effect
Plastic Rim the molded synthetic lip - similar to a Snowgrip®- reduces the amount of snow and debris accumulated; helps to prevent snow from balling up
Nail Holes depending on the size, 6 to 8 nail holes integrated into the metal core
Nail Size the ideal nail size varies depending on the hoof situation and size - you can find a general recommendation in our store at the hoof nails
Bar made of Plastic Material can improve the blood circulation in the hoof
Quarter Clips the quarter clips facilitate the nailing process and help avoiding twists and displacements of the horseshoe during the regular shoeing period; in case of the STS models, the side clips are placed a little bit further towards the heels compared to the other shoes
Thread Inserts for Studs two integrated screw threads for M8 studs
Threads in the Toe Area no screw threads
Threads in the Heel Area two M8 screw threads
Stud Change This model is not designed for mutliple stud change.
If you want to change your studs regularly, there is a list of appropriate horseshoes in the section "Tips and Tricks" below.
Anti-Slide Studs recommended height: 4mm with disk
limited use: 6mm with disk
Use without Studs In order to keep the screw thread clean until the application of the studs, you can use stud blanks.
Sole Area open sole area
Toe Area round / oval shape normal
Toe Area STS slighlty straightened toe area
Profile without increased profile
Anti-Slide Protection for additional anti-slide protection you may use spikes; when riding, you always have to adapt the speed appropriately to the ground and ride with reduced speed on slippery ground
Risk of Injuries in Herds Minimized risk of injuries in herd situations and in case of irregular movements in comparison to a metal horseshoe or the sharp-edged border of a bare hoof. Studs always pose an additional risk of injury - please also read our safety information. The quarter clips and studs also must be monitored regularly.
Hoof Mechanism the flexible synthetic material encourages the mobility of the elastic hoof structures
Adjustment to the Hoof with an angle grinder, belt grinder, nippers or toeing knife
Modifications (at your own discretion) narrower and wider always considering the position of the threaded inserts, in a horseshoe with closed sole area
Modify the Breakover you can modify the breakover in the synthetic material or rocker the metal insert
Accessories a.o. Wolf Busch glue-on tabs (former RB-Carbon), glue-on tabs Pro and Easy, synthethic grid plate, synthetic plate, wedges, colored stripes, cast hooks, anti-slide studs with disk, stud blanks, screw retention
Packaging Unit in pieces
Shipment worldwide; deliveries to France, Switzerland and Canada are carried out by our our country representatives

Tips & Tricks:

Keeping the screw thread of a horseshoe clean

Keep the Integraded Screw Thread Clean until Winter sets in

If you are already placing your winter hoof protection on the hoof before the first snowfall, it makes sense to use stud blanks. They keep the screw threads clean and can be replaced easily by the appropriate studs after the onset of winter.

You can buy stud blanks and studs in our online shop.

Please note, however, that this horseshoe is not suitable for switching several times between stud blanks and studs. For this purpose, you need a horsehoe in which the screw threads are firmly embedded in the metal core.

Horseshoes for a Regular Stud Change

Our clipped and threaded horseshoes without ring-shaped metal inlay are not designed for a regular stud change. If you are looking for a horseshoe that allows you to regularly switch between studs and stud blanks, we recommend a horseshoe with ring-shaped metal inlay. The screw threads of these models are firmly embedded in the metal core. Our models with ring-shaped metal inlay (similar to a heartbar shoe) and solid thread inserts are:

  • The Jumper with four solid thread inserts - two in the toe area and two in the heel area.
  • Our clipped and threaded Straight Toe Shoe with ring-shaped metal inlay and two solid thread inserts in the heel area.
  • The Heavy Duty Shoe "Traction" with four solid thread inserts - two in the toe area and two in the heel area.
  • Our special model: the Open-Toed Horseshoe with quarter clips and two solid thread inserts in the heel area.
Alternative shoeing for show jumping on the hoof
Alternative horseshoe, studs and screw lock

Screw Lock for a Secure Hold of the Studs

If you mount the studs in the hoof protection at the onset of winter and they are then to remain permanently, you can add a drip of screw retention or superglue to the screw threads before screwing the studs into the horseshoe.

Of course, you can also buy the screw lock from us.

The Right Shape and Size for your Horse's Hoof

You are not sure about the shape of your horse's hoofs or don't know exactly what size of clipped shoe you need?
For this purpose we have created a printable template for you.

Template for plastic horseshoes with metal core
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