ÖLLÖV USERS

Niklas Arvidsson

”Several of my horses, both young horses and some of our top performing horses, have Öllöv rubbershoes and I feel the horses are happy and comfortable with them. The excellent and safe grip in stables and while transporting is a great added benefit that helps make horses calm and relaxed.”

Team Strauss

Team Strauss, a family where everyone competes in combined driving. Elise, Felix and Sofie, are all in the youngsters driving team of Sweden 2019. When driving, and having a pressure from behind due to quickly reduction of speed or in the need for a heavy push forward, it demands a lot of the horses trust and body-strength to handle. With a better grip and shockabsorption, it makes it so much better for the horses. We would say that, both us and our horses have better self-confidence with the grip and can perform more relaxed. And above all other positive things the horse’s hoofs grow better and we have had no drop shoes since we started using them!

Miguel da Fonseca

”Everything is about respecting the horse, to create a relationship and teamwork without dominance”. “With Öllöv the horses feel much more relaxed on slippery surfaces. I can work with them without thinking about that they might slip. I travel a lot and go to different shows where the horses have to perform their best, and Öllöv SoftStep makes that possible. I have no doubt horses work better when they are relaxed and comfortable.”

Marcus Westergren

”I have Öllöv SoftStep on all my competition horses including the horses I jumped in 2 nations cups with  and won Swedish Championship in 2019. The horses seem to enjoy the rubbershoes and are performing well with them. I see several advantages from them, horses are safe and stable on all different surfaces and we avoid slipping injuries. The shoes that are softer and wider than steelshoes, offer more surface to land on in each step, which I think is very positive. We don’t use any soles on the horses since we started with Öllöv and we have a lot less lost shoes.”

Rikke Svane

”Representing both Öllov and the Danish National team in Dressage, Rikke Svane and her black Trakehner stallion Finckenstein TSF took part in the WEG 2018 in Tryon, North Carolina. As quoted by Rikke Svane, “The hoof quality has increased significantly on all my horses and I have also seen tremendous progress during training, as the horses feel more at ease and comfortable wearing the shoes, as well as performing better than ever”. The technology behind the shoes has also led to a better gait and more active hind legs. The SoftStep shoes are innovative, high-quality and phenomenal in every way.”

Claire Wyatt

“The benefits I and my riders have seen since my stallions have been wearing Ollov SoftStep shoes has been incredible! They are now much more secure and comfortable which in turn has made their movement improve tenfold. We also love the fantastic grip they provide giving confidence to the stallions when travelling and when turned out in the fields.”

SUCCESS STORIES

-Your shoes are insane! I just wanted to let you know. My 17 year old horse has not been working for a year, he’ been limping on and off. We took X-rays that showed he a got a tiny arthritis, the vet said it was so small that he could not understand that the horse would feel it at all. We tried injections, but it didn’t work. I almost gave up. So I gave your shoes a chance. This was ou last chance. My horse loves them, his whole attitude changed after the farrier was done, and he is now limp-free 🤩 He is retired from jumping, but he can live some more years without pain.

– My horse was an off track thoroughbred with really bad feet when he came to me. The first couple of years we had a hard time with him dropping his shoes really often and other hoof problems since he was very sensitive in his hooves. In 2018 my farrier Lars Kärvestedt, who’s a part of the development of Öllöv asked if I’d like to try Öllöv rubbershoes on my horse, as a test to see if it could work on such bad and sensitive hooves. I was thrilled with joy to try them and see if it could make a difference. In late 2018 we switched from iron shoes to the softstep and I couldn’t believe my eyes. In the same moment my horse put his feet down on the ground it showed the difference. 🙏From that moment he became confident in his steps. He dared to lengthen his step on all surfaces, especially on asphalt. It was like he became sure that the hooves would carry him everywhere, even on wet grass or in the forest. His joints became less and less swollen and stiff and his back became better since he now took out his whole length in every step. His hoof quality became better and it was easier to ride him and overall it made an incredibly huge difference for his life. 💚
Between late 2018 until his passing in March 2020 he only lost one shoe. I’m very grateful for Öllöv softstep and I will never put another regular iron shoe on my future horses. Thank you for making such amazing shoes! 🙏
– I used Öllöv many years ago in sweden for my pony following an injury and he returned back better then ever.  🙏
This time it was for my injury more then anything else. I’ve got a bulging disc along with 2 dehydrated discs which means my back doesn’t absorb the chock is it should. I already ride in a saddle to help with this but always looking at things to reduce my pain further.  first pair lasted 18 weeks ( Tobias is shod every 6 weeks ) so they really are long lasting for us! My pain has reduced dramatically, and I’ve hardly had any bad flare ups in this time.  Riding on hard and firm ground feels so much more comfortable for me , and Tobias – well he is feeling fantastic in them too! 🤩
No more slipping and sliding on the roads or in the stable , and even on soft ground and in the school he is feeling so much lighter and happier then ever before ! 
I can highly recommend Öllöv softstep for both horse and rider, once you experienced the comfort of softstep you don’t want to ride in anything else! 
– I use them on my horse who retired from racing with two poorly healed quarter cracks.  The hoof wall grows weak at the site of the injuries and in regular shoes, the crack in his rear foot would return.  I researched your shoes and tried them 2 years ago and have never returned to convientional metal shoes.. The quarter cracks have stayed closed and I couldn’t be happier with his comfort in your shoes.  He has superior traction on pavement and grass.  We jump, do dressage, and ride trail. The customer service is excellent!  Thank you 🤎