Note: All NANRIC aluminum shoes are creased but not punched as the position and pitch of the nail hole is best left up to the farrier's discretion.
The Full Rocker, or “banana shoe" is designed to offer high-end mechanical breakover. The breakover, or pivot point, of this shoe is located in the center of the shoe, which allows the horse to self-adjust its palmar angle.
Horses with limited solar perfusion (blood supply) have little to no sole growth because there is a lack of sufficient nutrition to the trim line. By relieving deep digital flexor tension, blood supply to the laminae and sole is increased. This shoe offers continuous self-adjustment that the horse needs, even when standing still.
The Full Rocker shoe is also an aid to enhance rigid sole growth, and it offers farriers and vets a new option for treating a variety of problems that are associated with thin, painful soles. Lateral radiographs are helpful in trim and shoe placement, as well as an aid to evaluate progress.
The Full Rocker Shoe Size 3 Thick was developed to help prevent wear and extend the life of the original style Full Rocker shoe. This shoe provides the same C radius mechanics, while the extra 6mm, or 1/4" thickness applied to the foot surface is designed to add durability to the shoe. The Full Rocker Size 3 Thick comes with tabs for easier clip pulling, and also comes in a version with an insert for even greater wear prevention.