Fabricating a Urethane Shoe
Sometimes you don’t realistically have the option of nailing a shoe on a horse. In those cases where I still want to use a shoe, I like to glue them on. However, sometimes for some reason even that’s not a good option. Such is the case with the horse in the following video. He is a very thin-walled/soled Thoroughbred used in a lesson program. Without shoes he is very unhappy, but when shoes are applied they don’t stay on long. He manages to pull them off no matter what we do. Glue-on shoes are regularly pulled off and this can get expensive.
I chose to fabricate a shoe from a product called Super Fast from Vettec. It is perfect for this type of application. It sets up very fast once it’s on the foot, and is much harder for the horse to pull off because it essentially becomes part of the hoof. One can create a nice shoe out of it, or use it to rebuild hoof walls.
Here is a video showing the application of this shoe.