Last November, glue-on shoe experts came together in Ocala, Fla., to share the secrets of their success. Organized by International Horseshoeing Hall Of Fame member Tom Curl of Vero Beach, Fla., the event was designed to help other farriers understand the benefits of using glue-on shoes. Images from this event are posted below.
Spacers are stuck to a shoe before gluing to prevent the glue from being forced out when pressed onto a hoof.
Wellington, Fla., farrier Curtis Burns prefers a textured carbide burr for cleaning a foot and roughing up the gluing surface of his shoe before gluing.
New Jersey farrier Ian McKinlay prefers to use a cutting board and knife to mix his Yasha glue. McKinlay suggests using a 4-to-1 ratio of Tenderhoof Solutions’ Yasha glue.
McKinlay liberally spreads the Yasha glue on a shoe.
Glu-Tech Seminar attendees were able to gain hands-on experience using Blacksmith Buddy training legs.
EasyCare’s new EasyShoe is a urethane, protective shoe featuring tabs in the heel area.