ridecamp@endurance.net: [endurance] Level-It -- Product Warning!

[endurance] Level-It -- Product Warning!

K S Swigart (katswig@deltanet.com)
Thu, 11 Jul 1996 21:12:37 -0700 (PDT)

After my TB mare threw her shoe today, I decided to give a try to this
product to see if indeed it is effective in protecting a hoof while
waiting for the farrier to arrive (my horse is out to pasture and one day
on the DG eats an unshod foot alive), since I had won a trial/trail size
at an endurance ride.

After following the step-by-step instructions included with the product,
I came very close to gluing my hand to my horse's hoof. I did manage to
glue it to just about everything else (the bottle of "adhesive" included
with the product, the other fingers on my hand, etc.).

Nowhere in the literature or instructions included in the product does it
tell you that if you get this stuff on yourself it will almost instantly
attache you to anything you touch (it does sort of mention it on the
bottle of adhesive in 1 or 2 point type).

I am still peeling the stuff off my hands, along with about 2 layers of skin.

If anybody is planning to use this stuff, be careful you don't get it on
yourself, which is very easy to do if you follow step 3 and "Lift the
hoof and hold it farrier style" while applying it.

I will keep anybody who is interested posted on whether or not it
actually does sufficiently protect my horse's hoof until my shoer can get

I sure as hell would NEVER try to use it as an emergency quick fix out on
the trail. It is far too much trouble and I would hate to get glued to
something untoward in the middle of a ride.

Orange County, Calif.