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The world’s first CLIPPABLE RUNNERS for HORSES, using our patent pending Mega-Lock Fastener Technology.
The world’s first CLIPPABLE RUNNERS for HORSES, using our patent pending Mega-Lock Fastener Technology.
1,033 backers pledged €169,136 to help bring this project to life.

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MEGASUS HORSERUNNERS:

The world’s first clippable runners for horses, using our patent pending Mega Lock Fastener Technology.

 

We have developed brand new hoof protection for horses using cutting edge technology.

Meet the Megasus Horserunners - the world’s first shock absorbing hoof protection that allows all natural hoof movements and works on any type of terrain. Think of these as the first DIY running shoes for horses!

Our patent pending high performance fastener system allows you to easily clip the Megasus Horserunners on and off at maximum convenience for both, horse and owner – without using any nails! FABULOUS!

 

 

 

  

 

Megasus Horserunners are the first clippable runners for horses, a non-permanent hoof protection that is as easy to put on as it is to take off - just like your running shoes. Without any iron or nails! But that´s not all!

Megasus Horserunners are the result of long-standing research and study of horse hooves for twenty years. We found the common understanding of the functioning of the hoof to be wrong. People still think that hooves are rigid and stiff only able to move 1-4mm on a horizontal plane - this is simply not the case. As early as 1998, we proved the existence of vertical hoof movements and published our first study in the renowned science magazine GEO.

In a wedge experiment we glued wedges under one heel of horse’s hoof and found out that the hoof could compensate for wedges between 1-2 cm (0,4-0,8”) without any impact on the joint. From here we concluded that the hoof works similar to a joint, compensating uneven grounds. When fixing the hoof with rigid material such as iron, tendons and ligaments will become immobilized - a feeling comparable to wearing a cast. Megasus Horserunners are flexible and allow all 3-dimensional natural hoof movements on any type of terrain. Flexible doesn´t mean soft, as the hoof itself isn´t soft. It means that the hoof protection should only move under the weight of the horse.

Why are Megasus Horserunners non-permanent?

Imagine not cutting your toenail and letting it grow for two months. Besides it being a bit gross, how would it feel if you tried to put on your shoes? Would they still fit? A horse has to stand on that long toenail and carry all its weight. In two months a hoof grows 1-2cm (0,4-0,8”). A permanent hoof protection of 6 to 8 sometimes 12 weeks has a negative influence on tendons and ligaments, causing serious tension in the hoof.

Megasus Horserunners are non-permanent to ensure hooves are kept in the same natural shape throughout the year and allow the horse to walk barefoot to strengthen its hooves, tendons and ligaments. And when it´s time for performance: clip on Megasus Horserunners! We love horses and we care about their health. And we love movement- when horses are poetry in motion. We think that sports and movement keep us and our horses healthy.

That´s the reason why we´ve invented a hoof protection for all types of terrain in every gait. To speed on! Megasus Horserunners - keep on moving!   


 

 

 

 

Lift up your horse’s leg, take a ruler and measure the widest point of the hoof. E.g. if your measured value is 124mm, you will need the Megasus Horserunners in size 130.

 

 

 

 

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The Megasus Task Force consists of a group of horse lovers who tirelessly test our prototypes and give us their trust. Four selected members of this team would like to share their experiences with you.

 

 

 

1. Pledging: when will I get to choose which color and size of Megasus Horserunners I want? After the campaign ends, we will send out a survey where you can choose which Megasus color version and size you want.

2. Donation: I don´t have a horse but I want to support your idea. How can I do that? We introduce two valuable charitable organizations working with horses: a german rescue rider team and an austrian organization helping seriously ill children. You buy Megasus and we deliver size and color to your favourite organization.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We've now finalized all our Megasus Horserunners prototypes, but moving to the production phase requires significant capital and scale because we will need a tool for every size. We need your help to finance the required resources and ensure we can meet minimum order targets. We've spent months and months working out the tiniest of details about this project, and are very excited over the prospect of finally having the opportunity to bring the fun of movement and comfort to you and your horse.

 

 

 We offer GLOBAL SHIPPING to all of you. To make it easy for everyone we will have a uniform shipping rate for every country of $15 for every reward (except postcards: we offer FREE SHIPPING).

 

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Thank you for reading this far! We cannot tell you how much we appreciate it. Thank you, in advance, for your investment to this campaign. It’s because of YOU that we can allow horses a more comfortable run and put the minds of horse lovers at ease. If, for any reason you are not able to donate to this campaign right now, that’s no problem! You can still help us out by sharing this project on your social media pages and helping us get the word out.

 

Risks and challenges

After years of development and dreaming, we are so excited to finally introduce this product for your horses! While manufacturing a product has become easier in today's well-connected world, it’s still quite a complex challenge. To best prepare for the challenges that come with the territory, we've partnered with supply chain and manufacturing experts to help us tackle challenges in production, engineering and retail management.

We have developed our plan for manufacturing in Europe and for shipping to our backers around the world. Because we had previously founded and launchedtwo synthetic hoof protections „Dynamix“ and „Easywalker“, which we are extremely proud of, years ago we are well experienced and have long-term partnerships with manufacturers for all of Megasus Horserunners major components. There will be some changes in design in the coming weeks to make the Megasus Horserunners even more durable, waterproof and customizable. During the production process, we expect to make minor changes to optimize the design for mass production. On the logistics side, we have established partnerships with a global fulfilment house and international shippers to help the Megasus Horserunners get to where they’re going quickly and safely.

Although it's difficult to plan for every unforeseen circumstance, such as political or economic events that might delay production or delivery we will do our best to solve them quickly should any of these situations arise. We pledge to keep our backers well-informed in a timely manner throughout the entire production process and to do everything we can to deliver the Megasus Horserunners to you as planned.

We cannot wait to get these on your horse’s hooves!

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    NEWSLETTER and THANKyou!

    You're the best! You may not need us, but we definitely need you! You'll receive a special thank you email and your name will be listed on our website. We'll keep you updated on what's happening with Megasus Horserunners.

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    Special Edition Postcard

    Numbered Special Edition Postcard: showing „Megasus“ – our super hero, half horse half human-an art piece by the Austrian artist Tom Lohner. Limited to 2.500 pieces.

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    Wall Calendar "Backer of the Year 2017"

    Our „Backer of the Year 2017“ wall calendar reminds you 365 days that you´ve helped to fund a great idea! The images showing 12 hoof trimmer ladys of our community from 12 different nations at work! The hoof world is changing!

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    MEGASUS T-Shirt "The End of Iron Age"

    Get our organic and fair trade T-Shirt showing „Megasus“ our super hero, half horse half human-an art piece by the Austrian artist Tom Lohner. The neck print shows „The End of Iron Age“.

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    EARLY BIRD I (Set of 2)

    Set of 2 MEGASUS Horserunners with fittings.
    (one color and size)

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    MEGASUS Kickstarter Price (Set of 2)

    Set of 2 MEGASUS Horserunners with fittings.
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    EARLY BIRD II (Set of 4)

    Set of 4 MEGASUS Horserunners with fittings.
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    MEGASUS Kickstarter Price (Set of 4)

    Set of 4 MEGASUS Horserunners with fittings.
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    20 MEGASUS Horserunners SET

    Set of 20 MEGASUS Horserunners with fittings.
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    FOUNDERS weekend Europe + 20 MEGASUS

    In summer 2017 (August/ September)

    2-day workshop full of learning, laughing and horses! All questions about mounting, hooves and MEGASUS Horserunners will be answered.

    + 20 Megasus Horserunners and fittings. Size and color of choice.

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    FOUNDERS weekend USA + 20 MEGASUS

    In summer 2017 (August/ September)

    2-day workshop full of learning, laughing and horses! All questions about mounting, hooves and MEGASUS Horserunners will be answered.

    + 20 Megasus Horserunners and fittings. Size and color of choice.

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