Download a handy PDF reference chart from the editors of EQUUS magazine on how to pull a loose shoe.
What You'll Need
- Gloves to protect your hands (optional).
- Either a low-slung hoof boot, or materials to make a hoof slipper (see right). These will protect the hoof from chipping.
- Clinch cutters; hammer and show pullers.
How To Do It
Step 6. Remove the shoe.
Step 7. Apply the hoof boot, or make a hoof slipper: Center the padding over the sole, bringing the edges up around the hoof wall. Secure it there with the elastic bandage; cover the bandage with strips of duct tape to keep the hoof edges from wearing through.
Step 8. Confine your horse and schedule a farrier visit today.
Excerpted from the book Hands-On Horse Care. To order, call 1-800-952-5813 or visit www.EquineNetworkStore.com.