Freedom has had the shoes on now for about a month and so far, so good. He’s moving very well in them and they’re staying on well. One of them started to fray a bit so my farrier came back and added extra adhesive and that did the trick.
The downside? They are wicked expensive. Two front shoes plus a trim behind set me back $325. The good news? These shoes should last at least 8 weeks, maybe 10 and after that he should be able to go back into regular shoes.
Have you ever tried glue on shoes? What did you think?
2 thoughts on “Freedom’s High Tech Shoes”
I’ve never had a horse in glue on shoes. I’ve also never seen the process of how they’re put on. I hope this does the trick for Freedom’s feet!
I had a horse whose front hooves went bad from a particularly wet season. He got really bad quarter cracks so he had special therapeutic shoes along with apoxy and copper plates that were applied to seal the cracks and reinforce the hoof wall. Sadly in my case, he still got white line disease in both front hooves, and since that’s very uncommon where we lived at the time, it went undiagnosed for too long and he was put down.
It looks like the shoes you have put on Freedom are even more high tech! I like that they seem to seal out moisture and contaminants. Hopefully you can do an update when the shoes come off to show the difference from before and after! I would love to see that.