Polyurethanes aren't Polyurethanes
At BLUE PEGASOS®, after exhaustive trials over many years, we have developed our own unique type of polyurethane to deliver the highest level of comfort, support, and integrity to our range of horseshoes.
The materials used are 100% highly-engineered, Non-composite polyurethane. During manufacture, the highest level of care is taken to ensure the consistency of the polyurethane used, and the uniformity of the shoes we produce.
The basics of polyurethane are that it is a synthetic material, but it is Not plastic, Nor is it rubber, but it incorporates the best properties of both plastics and rubber, giving superior flexibility and durability in one material.
TERRAFLEX™ stands alone in the world of synthetic horseshoes.
BLUE PEGASOS® is the only manufacturer to provide a choice of three (3) different grades or densities of polyurethane in three (3) distinctive colours for easy identification of the individual purpose of the shoes.
TERRAFLEX™ horseshoes provide the maximum amount of protection to the hoof while providing flexibility so there is no detriment or inhibition to the natural function of the hoof. TERRAFLEX™ horseshoes actually stimulate and encourage blood circulation and hoof growth, improving wall thickness, sole density, and health.
Compared to other materials, TERRAFLEX™ polyurethane horseshoes have the following advantages
Greater durability due to its abrasive resistant properties
More resistant to chemicals, heat, impact, and weather conditions
Won't get brittle or break, and is more cut and tear-resistant
Is not rigid or heavy like steel, but lighter, flexible, and easier to customise and fit onto the hoof
Contains antibacterial properties against hoof fungus
High load-bearing properties
Minimizes concussive forces up to 90%
Suitable for all horses' hooves, anytime, anywhere, and for most activities, e.g. Trail and Endurance Rides - Polo, and Polo Cross Games - Flat, and Harness Racing - Carriages, and Coach Work - Police Duties, and Military Parades - Driving Competitions, and Speed Games - Rodeo, and Camp Drafting, just to name a few.
Suitable for front and hind hooves, TERRAFLEX™ Polyurethane Horseshoes are universal in design, allowing a wide variety of shapes for an easy, and fast shoeing application.
Suitable on bitumen, concrete, gravel, sand, clay, turf, or on any other ground surfaces. TERRAFLEX™ Polyurethane horseshoes provide super traction without adding studs, spikes, or any other items, they are also slip-resistant.
Suitable for therapeutic, and orthopaedic applications. TERRAFLEX™ Polyurethane horseshoes ease the discomfort of most hoof problems.
You don't have to wait for your horse to go lame or get sore before you decide to change to concussion-absorbing polyurethane horseshoes. In fact, you can shoe your horse right now to help prevent the most common lameness conditions from even starting!
You don't have to pay more money for these superior shoes either, as they have a long-life expectancy with two or three resets being possible if the shoes are worn evenly.
You do save on unnecessary loss of riding time and additional Veterinary costs as common hoof problems will lessen or fade away.
You do get quality tested safe shoes that are slip reducing, preventing injuries and damage. Gluing is also an option.
You do get better traction in these shoes, and if this is not enough, we will customize them in consultation with you.
They do adjust right away to the TERRAFLEX TRANSITION concussion absorbing polyurethane horseshoe, as it is designed to allow your horse to feel secure without the concussion of metal. You can then move on to the TERRAFLEX JOINT SAVER or the TERRAFLEX MEDIC BLUE shoes as your horse adjusts.
They do improve with consistent shoeing over a period of months, and you will feel the improvement in their gaits as you ride your horse.
They do improve the blood circulation in the hoof and develop a better and healthier hoof over time.
They do build up their own confidence, balance, and self-control with every stride as their hoof numbness lessens and their gait and traction improve.
They do improve their footing, assuring natural comfort and movement.
You don't have to change your normal process to fit these shoes to the hoof. Applying TERRAFLEX™ Polyurethane Horseshoes is less time-consuming, with no anvil work, and they are easier to nail as they are translucent.
You don't have to worry that the nails will pull through the material. Use E 5 nails for the average hoof, an E 4 for a smaller hoof, or an E 6 for a larger hoof and clinch them well. The unrestricted nailing positions allow you an easy and simple application.
You don't have to buy any expensive tools, although the nailing and the clinching 'combo set' could make it even easier for you.
You do get a shoe that is easy to modify to the individual hoof as needed. We will help, and guide you with customisations.
You do save on fuel because the shoes are light and tools are few, with only common trimming and nailing tools needed.