Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Mustad Equi-Librium Shoe Steps Into the Endurance Market

Delta Mustad also announces Team Equilibrium, sponsorship of Tevis Cup during AERC Convention

FOREST LAKE, Minn. – (Feb. 17, 2010) – The Mustad Equi-Librium horseshoe initially proved itself as a new product during the 2008 Olympic competition, when competitors using it for the first time won gold and bronze medals. The Mustad Equi-Librium is now finding surefooted success with horse and riders in top Endurance horse events.

Featured at the Delta Mustad Hoofcare Center booth during the AERC Convention in Reno, Nev., Feb. 19-20, 2010, the Mustad Equi-Librium shoe has been ergonomically designed for horses that must make fast turns in their work – balance and breakover are key features of the shoe.

“Equi-Librium shoes are a great asset to the endurance sport because of how they enhance breakover,” says Jeff Pauley, CJF and U.S. Endurance Team farrier for 2006 and 2010. “I feel that breakover is one of the most important factors in balancing a foot.”

Stagg Newman has experienced the benefits of Mustad Equi-Librium shoes as a horse owner and rider, with success in numerous Endurance competitions, since Pauley recommended them for his horse, Jayel Super.

A highlight of this year’s AERC convention will be a special presentation sponsored by Delta Mustad Hoofcare Center. Blake Brown, nationally recognized farrier and educator, will discuss the benefits of the Mustad Equi-Librium shoe from a farrier and horse wellness perspective. The company also will announce its roster of top-level riders competing for “Team Equilibrium.”

The Mustad Equi-librium also has earned the title of “the Official Horseshoe of the Tevis” for the 2010 Tevis Cup in Placer County, Calif., July 24, 2010.

“Mustad specifically designs and engineers each of our products to suit horses in every situation, but the Equi-Librium shoe just so happens to cross that boundary between racing and endurance,” said Remco van der Linden, president of Delta Mustad Hoofcare Center.

“In the hands of an excellent farrier, these high performance shoes help horses become champions,” he said.

About Delta Mustad Hoofcare Center / Mustad Group
Based in Forest Lake, Minn., Delta Mustad Hoofcare Center is the North American arm of Mustad Hoofcare Group, SA (Switzerland), the world’s leading manufacturer of horsenails, horseshoes and hoofcare products. Delta Mustad Hoofcare Center distributes the industry’s leading brands, including St. Croix Forge, Capewell, Cooper, Delta, Heller, Mustad, Tuff Stuff®, Thrushbuster® and Right Balance™, Hoof Power.

Mustad provides products to satisfy the needs of farriers, horse owners and veterinarians, worldwide. Products include horsenails, horse shoes, farrier tools, vitamin and mineral supplements, and specialty products for the care of the horse’s lower limbs and hooves. The Mustad Hoofcare Group has been active in the global hoofcare market for more than 175 years.

Media Contact:
Mary Lilja or Alex Cook
Lilja Inc. for Delta Mustad Hoofcare Center
(952) 893-7140

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