Imprint First

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A completely mouldable, nail-less shoe which mates perfectly with the individual shape and contours of a horse’s hoof. Based on a heart-bar design, the shoe provides maximum support whilst allowing natural hoof movement.

Imprint First is the only mouldable shoe developed specifically for the early treatment of laminitis. It is the recommended shoe ideal for the initial stages of a laminitic episode, where box rest is advised, as it provides immediate pain relief whilst stabilizing and inhibiting P3 descent.

Imprint First Shoe

Features and Benefits

Dean Bland discusses some of the features and benefits of using the Imprint First shoe. This therapeutic heart-bar support shoe is regularly prescribed by vets for the treatment of laminitis, hoof defects and other foot conditions.

Key Features

Completely mouldable

Flexes with the foot

Ultra light (from 35g)

W flexing bar

Strengthens hoof wall

Transparent when heated

Rolled toe

Seated out foot surface

Seals out degradation

Bio-degradable plastic

Imprint First - Oval horseshoe
Imprint First - Oval
Imprint First - Round horseshoe
Imprint First - Round
Imprint First - Hind horseshoe
Imprint First - Hind

Imprint First – Oval

Available in the following seven sizes. (Sold in pairs)

Order No. Size including rim* Colour
ITS 70 2 ¾" Wide x 3" Long (70mm x 75mm) White
ITS 82 3 ¼" Wide x 3 ¾" Long (82mm x 95mm) ""
ITS 89 3 ½" Wide x 4" Long (89mm x 100mm) ""
ITS 100 4¼" Wide x 4 ¾" Long (108mm x 120mm) ""
ITS 112 4 ¾" Wide x 5¼" Long (122mm x 135mm) ""
ITS 125 5¼" Wide x 5 7/8" Long (135mm x 150mm) ""
ITS 140 5 7/8" Wide x 6 ½" Long (150mm x 165mm) ""

*Size of actual ground bearing surface of shoe.

Imprint First – Round

A round front Imprint First shoe has been developed specifically to accommodate the needs and anatomy of the broader, flatter foot. It has a stronger frog cradle resulting in a more supportive shoe for this shape of foot and the seating angle makes it more comfortable for feet with thinner or prolapsed soles.

Available in the following five sizes. (Sold in pairs)

Order No. Size including rim* Colour
ITS F5 5" Wide x 5" Long (127mm x 127mm) White
ITS F5.25 5 ¼" Wide x 5 ¼" Long (133mm x 133mm) ""
ITS F5.5 5 ½" Wide x 5 ½" Long (140mm x 140mm) ""
ITS F5.75 5 ¾" Wide x 5 ¾" Long (146mm x 146mm) ""
ITS F6 6" Wide x 6" Long (152mm x 152mm) ""

*Size of actual ground bearing surface of shoe.

Imprint First – Hind

The hind shoe exhibits all the same qualities as the existing Imprint First shoe but being the correct shape for the hind foot, minimal moulding will be required making it quicker and easier to fit.

Available in the following five sizes. (Sold in pairs)

Order No. Size including rim* Colour
ITS H4.5 4½" Wide x 5" Long (114mm x 127mm) White
ITS H4.75 4 ¾" Wide x 5 ¼" Long (120mm x 133mm) ""
ITS H5 5" Wide x 5 ½" Long (127mm x 140mm) ""
ITS H5.25 5 ¼" Wide x 5 ¾" Long (133mm x 146mm) ""
ITS H5.5 5 ½" Wide x 6" Long (140mm x 152mm) ""

*Size of actual ground bearing surface of shoe.