NB PLR Bar Shoe 0-pr
Item Details
NB PLR Bar Shoe 0-pr
Item Name:
NB PLR Bar Shoe 0-pr
Item #:
Average Rating:

Product Image Gallery:
The NB PLR (Performance Leverage Reduction) BAR shoe is the next generation in aluminum performance & treatment foot wear for horses. As the demands on performance horses has increased over the decades, so has a need to update the way we care for their feet. The latest information regarding pathology in pleasure and performance horses is suggesting that the lack of leverage relief offered by either foot wear or the terrain is a primary cause. Strain or lesions on the DDFT and the connective tissue around the coffin (DIP) joint is a growing concern based on MRI findings over the last several years. Because horses were not particularly designed to turn and run in tight circles, the joints in the lower limb and especially the coffin joint takes a beating. When the connective tissue and the joint surface itself becomes traumatized, the soundness & performance of the horse rapidly decreases. Reducing the leverage to the joint by bringing the breakover point of a shoe within a given proximity to the center of articulation has proven to be extremely beneficial as a treatment protocol. When this approach also includes the reduction of leverage both medially and laterally, the results are even better. Now that we have a better understanding of the causes to so many of these pathologies, and the treatments that are working to remedy them, we now have some guidelines on ways to prevent these lameness issues. The optimized reduction of leverage offered by the NB PLR, PLR Race & PLR BAR shoe is proving to not only be a superior tool for treating lameness, but also for preventing lameness and improving performance. The simple fact is that horses who are free of pain, thanks to a reduction in the amount of effort it takes to move, will perform better and stay sounder longer. That is what the NB PLR Line of shoes offers the performance horse. Special Design Features - Optimized Multi-Directional Breakover Relief - Tapered Heel to Reduce Heel Impact Forces - Available in a FLAT Version ONLY - The Aluminum PLR BAR shoe is milled from a hardened aluminum alloy. This material offers a light, yet durable shoe for optimal performance. Possible Uses The Aluminum PLR BAR Shoes are a great treatment tool for a variety of lameness issues and pathologies such as collateral ligament lesions, ring bone, coffin joint disease, quarter cracks, navicular syndrome and many more. In addition to lots of treatment applications, the PLR BAR shoe offers great caudal foot support, traction and leverage reduction for many of today's competitive athletes, especially those that work on arena surfaces. W=4.75" x L=4.75"
Item Reviews
This item has not been reviewed yet. Be the first to write a review!

Reach Out

(503) 829-6968

(503) 829-6970

Mailing Address: 
Valley Farrier Supply and Valley Forge & Tool

P.O. Box 870
Molalla, OR 97038

Physical Address
Valley Farrier Supply and Valley Forge & Tool

709 W. Main Street, Building B
Molalla, OR 97038

W=4.75" x L=4.75"
Recommended Items
People who bought this item, also bought these
Best Sellers
Our most popular items!
Alum. Natural Balance PLR Wedge #   000 - pr
Performance Leverage Reduction
Valley Farrier/Forge. Site proudly designed and hosted by Big Sky Internet Design.