First and Plus Fitting

Shoe Fitting

A.

B.

  • Place shoe in container on shoe support.
  • Add Imprint Hoof Repair material if required.
  • Add boiling water… 100°C to cover rim only.
  • Heat until malleable – approx 2 minutes.

C.

  • Whilst shoe is heating, bevel edge of hoof wall.
  • Create 6-8 crisp keying points around the lower edge of hoof wall.
  • 8 or 10mm diameter and 2/3 depth of hoof wall.

D.

  • Apply Imprint Adhesive to hoof wall to height of shoe rim.

E.

  • Remove shoe from container wearing wet latex gloves.
  • Shake off excess water.
  • If required, add extra Imprint Hoof Repair to frog plate to ensure ample contact with frog.
  • Run a wet finger around rim to open out a little.

F.

  • Position and mould shoe centrally on foot.
  • Quickly blend rim to hoof wall.
  • Maintain original rim height.
  • Press plastic into indentations.
  • Ensure good frog contact.
  • Blend heels of shoe to hoof.

G.

  • Harden with Imprint Freezer.
  • The shoe should be hard before weight-bearing.

H.

  • Run a bead of Adhesive around rim.
  • Fitting is complete.
  • Let horse stand until adhesive is hard.
  • Minor finishing can be done with a rasp to smooth edges.
  • Any area needing remodelling can be reheated using a small flame torch.
  • Shoe Removal – rasp off rim and peel away from heels.