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Manufacturers provide farriers with a solution for many of the challenges horses present us. And while a product is suitable for one problem, it may be ineffective or detrimental when applied as a solution for another.
There are a number of factors that limit a product’s use, and we shouldn’t be critical of the manufacturer without understanding these. However, problem-solving and creativity are traits required of us as farriers. By applying our skill set, we often can modify products to address a horse’s needs.
Among various products I use, I find the SoundHorse Technologies Series I is a great shoe for therapeutic purposes. I’m not affiliated with or paid by SoundHorse. It is one of the many products and solutions I use in my practice.
The cuff on the shoe combined with the correct adhesive creates a strong bond that, if applied correctly, should not have any issues with shoes coming off.
I nail on more shoes than I glue. However, I estimate that 30% of the horses in my…