The Mustad LiBero is a 3/4 fullered all-round horseshoe based on feedback received on our very successful LB range.
We like to think of it as an upgrade on our base range, making it suitable for most leisure and sport purposes with a wide variety of sizes and sections. It has been designed thanks to the collaboration of an extended farriers team, formed by eminent specialists from France, Germany, Great Britain, Holland, Belgium, Denmark, Norway and Switzerland. The main objective of our expert team has been to respect as much as possible the natural shape of the hoof, providing the best support and protection for the horse while making farriers’ life easier when shoeing.
UNIQUE FEATURES FOR THE BETTER OF THE HORSE
Even if some models give a somewhat symmetrical feel, the new LiBerois, as traditionally with Mustad, a left and right shoe. The outside branch is clearly marked in the fuller and is always slightly longer with the nail holes punched a fraction coarser for optimum fitting and nailing on. The bents of the inside and outside branches follow the physiological shape of most European breeds. A moderate form of sole relief now starts 1mm after the white line. This ensures that no part of the sole will be weight bearing without increasing the risk of a stone lodging between the shoe and the sole.
UNIQUE NAIL HOLE & FULLER DESIGN
We have learned from experience that as much as 50% of the shoe can be worn away during one shoeing cycle. The consequence of this is that the top half of the nail hole should not be relied upon for shoe retention. We have therefore redesigned the crease and the nail hole in order to guarantee that the nail will always fully seat at the bottom half of the nail hole in combination with Mustad nails. The V-fuller fits seamlessly with most European style standard and long neck nails. Nevertheless we strongly recommend to use it with Mustad Concave or EXL nails for which the shoe have been specifically machine-punched.
A BROAD RANGE, A BETTER STEEL
Although we have retained the traditional character in our model range, we have decided to offer subtle section-to-size variation within the traditional categories of 20x8mm, 22x8mm or 25x8mm. Special attention has gone into sourcing our steel. Our choice of steel grade gives you the right balance between shape-ability on the anvil and durability underneath the hoof. With very low content of Carbon and Manganese, we are able to retain our shape-ability even after cooling down in water.