Lighthoof is designed with a Unique Cell Geometry. A horse can exert a tremendous amount of pressure on the ground. The psi exerted by:
These extreme forces present unique challenges for dispersing that load and creating a cellular confinement geometry that can handle the ground pressure exerted during pawing, running, and sliding.
Lighthoof’s cells are 3” tall and 5.5” in diameter (at the widest aperture). This provides the correct ratio within the panels to have enough passive resistance from gravel compression while dispersing the load across multiple cellular walls simultaneously.
The flexible, conforming panel system conforms to the ground. This is important in areas that experience frost heave. There are no sharp corners to pop up and become uneven. Rocks that may surface in the spring will not push an individual panel out of alignment with surrounding panels.
Lighthoof currently is the only geocell product that may be marketed for equine use. Designed and Patented (US9103087B2) for horse use specifically, it supports all hooved animals for livestock-area mud remediation.
Lighthoof, a Woman-Owned Business, is manufactured in Houston, TX. Originally named Hoof Base, Lighthoof continues to be owned and operated by Kelly Munro of Snohomish, WA.
Lighthoof does not need a gravel sub-base - It may be installed directly over existing mud, without expensive excavation and additional gravel layers.
Strong Enough for Your Trucks and Tractors – Once filled with compacted gravel, you may drive your tractors, trucks, and other vehicles over your panels using only our 3/8” crushed gravel we recommend.
Provides Longevity – The material is certified by the EPA for a minimum of 70 years.