Do you want to reset more pads?

Marengo, Ill., farrier Vern Powell preps pads before applying them to horses’ feet in hopes of reusing them.

“When we have a horse that requires a pour-in under a pad, we apply a layer of udder balm on the foot surface of the pad,” says the chair of the American Farrier’s Association Cultural Exchange Program. “This prevents the Equi-Pak from sticking to the pad and makes it easier to reset the pad during the next shoeing. Vaseline could also be used to achieve the same effect.”

Farrier Tip

Gain more insight from Powell and Heather Beauchemin, both of MVP’s Farrier Service, by reading the next installment of “Shoeing During a Pandemic” in the September/October 2020 issue of American Farriers Journal.