Improving Hoof Health for Optimal Equine Performance
3D HoofCare is dedicated to both improving the quality of equine hooves and helping the equine athlete maximize it's performance that can sometimes be lost due to heel pain associated with peripheral load shoeing without frog support to share the load.
Using the horses natural bare foot as our reference point, 3D HoofCare is constantly looking at ways to maintain a healthy hoof using the very best trimming protocols, in unison with modern materials and techniques, innovated hoof pads and traditional horseshoes. These new products have proven to eliminate heel pain associated with traditional shoeing methods.
3D HoofCare has a range of products that extensive thought and effort has been invested into that can help both hoof care professionals around the world and the amazing horses they work on maintain a soundness and competitiveness edge through proven products and techniques
Meet the farrier who started it all
Derek Poupard is the owner and inventor of 3D HoofCare and HoofCast. Having spent most of his career ambitiously trying to improve the quality of a horse's hoof, his latest efforts have shown positive results in a very short time frame.
Derek's hard work and dedication paid off when he was honored with induction into the prestigious International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame in 2024.
Derek started a barefoot program in Dubai on racehorses with compromised feet. The results and performance of this program was astounding with horses in this program going on to win multiple Derby’s, Breeders Cups and Classic Grade 1 races including Horse of the Year in 2021.
Through the use of learning and incorporating the latest technologies of CAD designing and then 3D printing prototypes to perfect and create the line of 3D HoofCare pads we see today, the goal was to emulate the horse hoof in its natural state of being barefoot.
With the use of his products, horses around the world are able to reach their full potential in a way that's never been seen before.
Farriers with extensive experience from around the world have had the privilege of witnessing the exceptional results of our products.
Here are some examples where our products have played a crucial role in nursing horses back to health and restoring them to their former glory, even in critical conditions.
Improve your horse's hoof health and performance with our cutting-edge techniques and materials.