About Hoofbeat

About Hoofbeat

Werkman BLACK has been rebranded to HOOFBEAT!

We are proud to announce that Werkman BLACK has started on a new path and has been fully taken over by Christel Werkman. The brand has been disconnected from Werkman hoofcare because it was time to stand on its own feet.

All Werkman BLACK customers, services and contracts have been taken over by HOOFBEAT, served by our new team. Powered by the knowledge of our trade, we are committed to bringing hoofcare to the next level.


Born from a lineage of farriers, Hoofbeat is invested in the health and well-being of horses. Our inspiration and creativity are fueled by our passion for horses and an integral part of who we are. Powered by the knowledge of our trade, we are committed to bringing hoof care to the next level. Hoof care is essential to a horse's health. And yet, farriers and trimmers still rely on experience, mostly evaluating hoof balance by visual assessment only, a practice that is hardly flawless and certainly not without risk.

We took it upon ourselves to provide the perfect assessment of hoof biomechanics, to digitally record the smallest hoof movements and timings in landing, stance, break-over and swing. With Hoofbeat we created the perfect instrument to keep a horse’s hooves balanced, making it move better, reducing stress and strain on bones, tendons, and ligaments. We will continue to improve our understanding of hoof care and keep supporting our clients worldwide with scientifically backed and proven tools. Only through collaboration we will make the greatest impact, learning from what we find and sharing what we know. Because to envision the best possible hoof care you have to see the unseen.


Hoofbeat is the first gait mapping system that can distinguish landing, stance and break-over in time and movement. These data are shown in different images and in a 3D animation that can be played back at different speeds. Hoofbeat measures all 4 legs, and can be used on both hard and soft surfaces with the horse walking or trotting in a straight line.

 The eye cannot follow a horse’s movement, but high-precision sensors (1140 Hertz) make this movement visible. The information is converted into objectively interpretable data, in the form of a 3D animation and visual representation.

This enables the following:

Mapping the gait

A measurement takes approximately one minute. Including data interpretation, you receive a clear picture of the results within five minutes.

Quantify and compare

Quantify and compare the data to a previous measurement on the same horse

Share Reports

Communicate and share the measurement report easily and quickly using an email link.

Our Team


Christel Werkman


Sanne Meijer

Marketing and Sales Support

Team Farriers


Jonathan Nunn

United Kingdom

Magnus Smederöd


Berni Prins


Mark Trussler

United Kingdom
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