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  1. #1
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    Default Help Please! Hoof question

    Mare lost front shoe Friday, with it went a large portion of hoof. She hasn't lost a shoe in almost 5 years, I think the mud we have right now is the culprit.

    Farrier came, said not enough hoof to nail a shoe, so he did build up and glued on an aluminum shoe. He told me to try to keep it as dry as possible.

    Horses are in today due to lightning and bad weather here. But I can't keep this mare in until she grows a new hoof! Do you have any ideas of how I should protect the hoof from moisture when she goes back out? Easy boot? Wrap? I did a search but could not find anything, and fortunately I have never had a problem like this before. Thanks so much.



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    If she'll leave it on I would put her in a properly fitted Easyboot.



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    Thanks ChocoMare! What a cool product!



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    The shoe is either glued on well or it's not. Short of standing in a pond the moisture really shouldn't bother it that much.
    Eric Russell CJF



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    Quote Originally Posted by eruss View Post
    The shoe is either glued on well or it's not. Short of standing in a pond the moisture really shouldn't bother it that much.
    That was my thought as well. If the glue or acrylic has bonded with the hoof, it will stay on. If not, wet or dry it will come off.

    I would just ride her as normal and see what happens. I have had shoes bonded with acrylic come off in a week, but most of them have to be pried off.



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