As those who know horses are quite aware, there are numerous foot-related problems that effect today's domestic equines. Owners, farriers and veterinarians are far too often engaged in relentless battles to correct these problems which incur high costs and reduce the usefulness and longevity of the animals. The creators of the Cytek Horseshoe have taken a comprehensive approach to understanding the problem and designed a solution. The Cytek shoe is designed to properly support the foot. When the Cytek shoe is properly applied, the sole, frog and hoof wall all bear the appropriate weight and the foot is in balance just as nature intended. When the Cytek shoe is properly placed it maintains the point of breakover at the tip of the coffin bone (P3) and helps the horse to naturally keep its toe trimmed to the ideal length. The Cytek shoe with its webbed design provides support of the coffin bone (P3) and protection for the sole. The wide slightly concave surface area also allows fine soil to pack between the sole and the shoe. This mimics the condition of an unshod hoof and promotes healthy sole growth. Understanding that horses of the same size have essentially the same foot structure, the Cytek shoe is designed for cold shoeing. Cytek shoes are available in 16 appropriate sizes so there is no need for the equipment, time and commotion associated with shaping hot metal. The Cytek shoe is made of steel. Wearing Cytek shoes, the horse can develop its own most efficient stride, with a consistent breakover point. The Cytek horse will generally be more comfortable, more sure-footed and expand less energy. With less strain and distortion to the hoof capsule, and less strain on the bones, joints and tendons, the Cytek horse should perform better, longer, and most likely maintain its usefulness and quality of life for many years. Hoof pathologies can be prevented and exisiting problems dramatically improved. A happier, healthier animal is the result.
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