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Cu Shield Technology

Did you know the Royal Kerckhaert Horseshoe Factory has changed the way we are shoeing our horses on a daily basis?

In 2015 the Royal Kerckhaert Horseshoe Factory created a sensation amongst farriers, when we first introduced our unique, innovative Liberty Cu horseshoe nails.

Liberty Cu have surpassed the rest, because they are the only horseshoe nails in the world made with Copper (Cu) Shield Technology™. This provides much more protection than traditional horseshoe nails, for stronger & healthier hooves.

Hoof wall, white line and sole are stronger and healthier, when used on a daily basis. In 2016 two independent studies on Liberty Cu horseshoe nails have confirmed these benefits.

Cu Shield Technology™ is unique to Kerckhaert.

Key features

  • Keeps hooves stronger and healthier
  • Better than traditional horseshoe nails
  • No rust or wear inside the hoof
  • Durable steel core, lasts 8-10 weeks with ease
  • Less damage to the hoof wall
  • Better hoof / horn quality
  • Protects the entire shoeing cycle
  • The only nail with Copper (Cu) Shield Technology™


When Liberty Cu horseshoe nails are used on a daily basis, most farriers will notice that - unlike with traditional horseshoe nails – horses hooves stay in great condition. The horn material at the white line will be elastic and healthy, with less staining around the nail holes and the hoof wall keeps its strength. And because the copper shield is very smooth and the points of the nails are very sharp, there is less chipping on the outside of the hoof and less damage from within. After several shoeings with Liberty Cu these benefits become even more obvious.

Unlike to what you might think, Liberty Cu horseshoe nails are not a luxury item. Maintaining strong, sound hooves is equally important to all horses, including every riding horse that is used for recreational purposes.

Every time a farrier drives a nail into a horse’s hoof, this damages the horn material. And because traditional horseshoe nails tend to rust, this weakens the hoof wall even more.

Kerckhaert are the first to deal with this once and for all, thanks to Cu Shield Technology™. The copper shield does not rust or wear off inside the hoof wall, so horses hooves are protected for the entire shoeing cycle.

Warning to farriers: All that glitters is not gold!

With Liberty Cu horseshoe nails quickly becoming the new standard, we are now seeing copper coloured imitations appearing everywhere. Please note, that only Kerckhaert uses Cu Shield Technology™, which is essential for the horseshoe nails to actually ‘work’ for stronger and healthier hooves.


Did you know the Royal Kerckhaert Horseshoe Factory completely reinvented the way all traditional horseshoe nails were made?

Liberty are Innovative, uncompromising horseshoe nails, designed and made by Kerckhaert, from start to finish. This makes Liberty horseshoe nails better than everything that was available before.

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Kerckhaert nail hole solution



  • Disinfects old nail holes
  • Slows down growth of new bacteria and fungi
  • Forms a barrier between hoof and environment

Liberty Cu horseshoe nails are best used in combination with Kerckhaert Nail Hole Solution. This new hoof care product was especially formulated to treat old nail holes. When repeated regularly, Kerckhaert Nail Hole Solution forms a permanent barrier between the environment and healthy hoof tissue so old nail holes stay clean, until they grow out.

Read more about Kerckhaert Nail Hole Solution