New to composite horseshoes? With many styles of EasyShoes available, it can be overwhelming to begin the search for the perfect shoe. We’re here to help you decide which may be the best option for your horse.
We offer both nail-on and glue-on horseshoes. Nail-on shoes can be applied to your horse like a traditional shoe. Nail-on EasyShoes
provide the benefits of composite horseshoes, including integrated frog support, increasing blood flow, increased flexibility and natural hoof mechanics, and promoting an overall healthier hoof. Farriers and Hoof Care Practitioners have the ability to adjust the breakover in order to suit the needs of each horse. Nail-on shoes can be applied using E4 Slim for sizes 114-134 and E5 Slim sizes for sizes 138+. They can stay on for a full trim cycle and can be reset anywhere from 1 to 4 times depending on the environment.
Now, let’s talk about glue-on EasyShoes. Glue-on EasyShoes
are ideal for horses with thin walls, thin soles, or horses who may struggle to stand on 3 legs while being shod. There are many situations where a glue-on shoe can benefit a horse, whether for therapy, hoof rehabilitation, or performance. If the hoof is prepped correctly
, they will also last a full trim cycle. They can often be reset 1-4 times by removing carefully
and cleaning the shoes
Other glue-on shoes are applied with acrylic or urethane glues, such as EasyShoe Bond Glue, EasyShoe Adhesives, and Vettec Adhere. Acrylic and urethane glues can help fill gaps where needed, which is ideal for asymmetrical hoof walls. The following shoes can be applied with an acrylic/urethane glue: EasyShoe Versa Grip Light + EasyTabs, Versa Grip Glue, EasyShoe Performance, EasyShoe Performance N/G, EasyShoe Sport, and EasyShoe Compete.
Trying to decide which glue/application method is better for you? Learn more here.
As always, we recommend consulting with your farrier to find the best shoe for your horse. Regardless of the shoe you choose, your horse will enjoy the many benefits of composite horseshoes!
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