Technical Information

ANIMAL FRIENDLY

ANIMAL FRIENDLY

Kentucky Horsewear develops products to protect horses and dogs and cannot do so while harming other animals. This is why we only use materials with no animal ingredients, like artificial leather, artificial sheepskin and artificial rabbit skin. The only difference stands in better quality and durability!

IMITATION LEATHER

IMITATION LEATHER

By using imitation leather, we accomplish the key values of our company: quality, durability and low maintenance. Our imitation leather is waterproof and can therefore never be affected by water or dirt whereas real leather absorbs them. This prevents the imitation leather from cracking and drying out as well as changing color. Especially made to sustain the washing machine at 30°, the imitation leather is easy to maintain as you can also simply clean it with water and a sponge.

It has excellent values for tear strength and a very high abrasive resistance and is also very resistant to puncture holes that can be caused by studs. In comparison with real leather imitation leather weighs a lot less which ensures extra comfort and can also enhance the performance.

As it is extremely difficult to notice the difference between our imitation leather and real leather, our products can be matched with all other tack! Horse, rider and groom can only benefit from using our imitation leather products!

ARTIFICIAL SHEEPSKIN

ARTIFICIAL SHEEPSKIN

Developed with the expertise of this company, our artificial sheepskin is better than real sheepskin in every way. It is attached to a knitted base and laminated to a suede fabric, both air permeable and breathable. 

As soft and performant as real sheepskin, the artificial sheepskin has the great advantage to sustain many washes compared to the real one. We recommend to use the normal washing process at 30° and to let it dry outside.

Producing high quality artificial sheepskin actually costs more than real sheepskin. Our entire product range doesn’t contain any animal ingredients and this is worth the cost! We are 100% animal-friendly.

ARTIFICIAL RABBIT SKIN

ARTIFICIAL RABBIT SKIN

Next to our famous artificial sheepskin, we developed an artificial rabbit skin that is mainly used as a lining for our horse rugs. 

The artificial rabbit skin has some great advantages. It’s extremely soft which prevents the horses from getting rubs on the shoulders. Another great advantage is that the hairs don’t stick in the lining.

Thanks to the small and soft hairs, your horses get a shinier coat in the same way as they get polished with a woollen glove. The artificial rabbit skin also creates tiny air pockets that trap and retain the body heat. Because of the high warmth to weight ratio the artificial rabbit skin offers excellent comfort.

SOLIMBRA

SOLIMBRA

Thanks to the use of Solimbra on the outer shell of some of our boots, we can provide enhanced protection for your horses.

The laminated Solimbra outer offers all weather protection combined with extreme breathability. The fabric has been tested under the hardest conditions and continues to prove its worth in the field. The boots will not absorb water guaranteeing a lightweight and dry alternative to a heavy soaking boot.

PROTECK IMPACT GEL

PROTECK IMPACT GEL

Thanks to the use of Proteck Impact Gel within our boots, we can ensure the best protection for your horses. 

The Proteck Impact Gel is a light and clever material that locks on impact and then disperses the blow returning to its former pliable self immediately. Laboratory tests have shown that the boots using this technology absorb impact over 50% better than any other boots currently on the market, with the ability to disperse a heavy blow equivalent to that which would actually break a human bone.

3 LAYERS SYSTEM

3 LAYERS SYSTEM

In order to offer the best comfort for horses and riders, we use a 3 Layers System with a succession of an absorb fabric, a memory foam and the shock-absorbing gel on some of our products. This allows to relieve pressure and provide comfortable and performant items.

3D SPACER

3D SPACER

We developed innovative 3D spacer shock absorbing material that is specially developed for the equestrian market with its specific requirements. The key elements for developing our 3D spacer shock absorbing material are:

  • Breathable & Air permeable 
  • Shock absorbing
  • Comfortable
  • Skin friendly
  • Extremely light

These five unique elements have been mixed together with our 3D spacer shock absorbing material as a result. Thanks to its unique 3D technology, which is a honeycomb structure, it allows the body heat of the horse to go through as well as offering a cushioning effect, which is extremely comfortable. 

The 3D spacer material is bounded with a perforated shock absorbing gel that protects the horse’s legs against strikes or blows. 

Thanks to the combination of all these outstanding materials, our 3D spacer shock absorbing material is extremely performant whilst still being extremely light weight which enhances the comfort and performance of your horses.

RECUPTEX

RECUPTEX

We’ve created a brand new range of products that not only help treat numerous medical problems but also help to prevent a verse area of ailments. Commonly used by professionals and serious amateurs alike, the Kentucky Horsewear Recuptex range is a tack room and first aid essential unlike any other currently on the market place.

The Recuptex range is created from a patented 21st century fabric called Recuptex. Made from the finest stainless steel yarn in the world based on Bekaert BEKINOX© technology*, the weaving acts like a Faraday cage, reflecting the magnetic fields created inside the body. Preserving these fields stimulates blood circulation and oxygen flow in the horses’ legs which heals and both reduces swelling and inflammations and enables faster healing of micro-fractures.

This makes the Recuptex range ideal for treating horses with chronic arthritis problems or tendon problems, and helping to accelerate the recovery process in a natural and protective environment. Our Recuptex range is a trustworthy and highly technological range of product which no horse should be without.

*the inox yarn is made by Bekaert, one of the biggest Belgian companies specializing in stainless steel products. Employing over 28.000 people, they have a turnover of 4,6 billion euros – giving reassurance to customers on the soundness behind technology.