Sizes and Shapes of the Duplo Horseshoe
The size of a Duplo Horseshoe is always measured at its widest point. The smallest Duplo is currently 98 mm wide, the largest one is 178 mm. The interval between sizes is 4 mm - you will therefore find models of 110 mm and 114 mm but nothing in-between. If your horse needs an in-between size, you can easily adjust a slightly too large horseshoe with an angle grinder.
Duplo Horseshoes are not only available in numerous sizes but also in three different shapes. The round and STS horseshoes generally fit the front hooves, the oval models are rather made for hind hooves. As always: The exception prooves the rule.
In order to determine the correct Duplo size for your horse, it should be unshoed. The hoof should be correctly trimmed so that a new horseshoe could be applied. If you measure an untrimmed or shoed hoof, you might not get the desirable exact results.
First, use a measuring tape or a ruler to measure the widest point of the hoof's bottom surface which usually is to be found at a short distance behind the frog apex.
Then, take a look at the sole as a whole and decide whether it is rather round or oval.
With these two results - the hoof width in millimeters and the hoof shape - you can choose your favorite Duplo model in your horse's size.
In case you need additional details about the length of the horseshoe, we have measured our Duplo models for you.
|Models without Quarter Clips||Models with Quarter Clips||STS Models|
|Width||Length (round shape)||Length (oval shape)||Length (round shape)||Length (oval shape)||Length|
|98 mm||-||115 mm||-||113 mm||-|
|102 mm||115 mm||117 mm||112 mm||117 mm||105 mm|
|106 mm||115 mm||117 mm||117 mm||122 mm||109 mm|
|110 mm||120 mm||120 mm||120 mm||125 mm||113 mm|
|114 mm||120 mm||125 mm||125 mm||130 mm||117 mm|
|118 mm||125 mm||130 mm||130 mm||135 mm||121 mm|
|122 mm||135 mm (*)||135 mm||135 mm||140 mm||126 mm|
|126 mm||140 mm||140 mm||140 mm||145 mm||129 mm|
|130 mm||145 mm||150 mm||145 mm||150 mm||133 mm|
|134 mm||147 mm||155 mm||147 mm||155 mm||138 mm|
|138 mm||145 mm||155 mm||152 mm||160 mm||142 mm|
|142 mm||150 mm||158 mm||157 mm||165 mm||146 mm|
|146 mm||152 mm||162 mm||160 mm||170 mm||150 mm|
|150 mm||157 mm||165 mm||165 mm||173 mm||-|
|154 mm||160 mm||170 mm||170 mm||175 mm||-|
|158 mm||165 mm||-||173 mm||180 mm||-|
|162 mm||-||-||178 mm||185 mm||-|
|166 mm||-||-||182 mm||190 mm||-|
|170 mm||-||-||185 mm||193 mm (HDS)||-|
|174 mm||-||-||187 mm (HDS)||200 mm (HDS)||-|
|178 mm||-||-||193 mm (HDS)||205 mm (HDS)||-|