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RE: Equithane hoof-pak
Naomi - I've started using this lately, and so far am
quite impressed. I've used it on a horse with fairly small, concave feet, and
also on Kruschev with his large and flatter feet - so far I haven't had any
problem with it staying in place. I have my farrier do it - he makes a
concave ring on the inside of the shoe rim to create a lip which helps hold it
in place. Also pares the sole down (slightly) near the hoof wall to also created
a thicker lip of packing. We clean and dry the sole surface with alchohol. After
nailing on the shoes, he wraps the foot in duct tape and squirts the stuff in
between the sole and the tape until it just starts coming out the heel. Then we
stand the horse on a hard flat surface (plywood) until it has set.
I did a 50 mile
rocky ride with the smaller footed horse, and have been conditioning Kruschev in
fairly rocky ground - at six weeks now and the packing is still
very tight and intact. Can't tell you more about how long it lasts, but I think
the key is in the application - get it right and tight and it seems to
last quite well.
Naomi Preston [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, December 10,
2001 12:02 PM
I'm interested in trying this product instead of
traditional pads for an upcoming ride. I'd like some advice from someone
who's used it! They have two sizes of dispensing guns -- 48cc and 180cc
(smaller one is less expensive). Also have things called "mixing
tips". What all do I need? Can I do it, or do I need my farrier to
apply it? How long does it last? Will it last through a multi-day
Thanks very much!
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