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post #31 of 34 Old 09-16-2012, 12:24 AM
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I also have a TB with High Low issues (not to mention a crooked knee on his high foot makign him wear it unevenly and base narrow behind to boot. He's a mess! But he's sound at 17!)

What I noticed with him is that on the low foot, when I used Soleguard as well as making sure my toe was correctly beveled of course and breakover was in the correct place, it seemed to "inflate" the back of that hoof almost like a flat tire wedging it back up where it was supposed to be. I was able to get the alignment I was seeking or darn close to it simply by adding mass to the flattened digital cushion raising the back of the foot into proper position. Horse was happier and moved great to boot.

Now that I have done some study of my own, IMO, raising the wall alone with a wedge is backwards. The DC and bulbs (usually flat anyway from being run forward) sinks and sags like a you... ( argh! I typed a literal UUUUU and its auto corrrecting it to you!) between the prongs of the shoe unless you also use a pour in pad. Inflate the digital cushion with a pour in pad raising the back of the foot up to where its supposed to be and the wall will come in line with the inside of the foot uncrushing the heels because the weight and force is redistributed properly. Make sense? Its kinda hard to explain.
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Inflate the digital cushion with a pour in pad raising the back of the foot up to where its supposed to be and the wall will come in line with the inside of the foot uncrushing the heels because the weight and force is redistributed properly. Make sense? Its kinda hard to explain.
Yes, I understand where you are going here. My problem is that I seem to be soleguard challenged. No matter how clean I get the foot, dry/heat it with the blow dryer, I can't seem to get the stuff to stick. It never quite hardens completely and peels off when I remove the pink wax paper stuff. What does stay on only last for a day or two. Any tricks of the trade to getting that stuff to stick? It's awfully expensive to keep screwing up.

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LOL I know what you mean! It had a slight learning curve for me too.

What I found was that when you start the tube, you HAVE to make sure to squirt some into the plastic bag first and make sure its mixing/dispensing both sides equally. I neglected to do that a couple times and it just doesnt do right and remains kinds weird and sticky/greasy. If you watch the videos, they show to do that before applying it. I use a helper so I can be super fast and they have the tube freshly primed for me after I heat the foot. Also, don't pull the plastic hard...wiggle it and coax it off gently. Its still curing for 20 minutes after its applied, its basically "soft set" after a min or two.

Also, I prefer the big gun (50 dollars but you can sometimes get it for free if you can pony up and buy 6 tubes at a time) and cartridges over the little tubes. I feel like it does better and gives you a little more room for making sure its mixing right. Maybe ask your farrier if you buy the tube and tips if hed use his gun to apply it (assuming he has one?) so you don't need to buy one? Might be cheaper in the long run than the little do it yourself tubes. Those kits are about 30 bucks and one big tube is about the same cost, but you need to buy tips also. If you use it with shoes, you can have the farrier put the mesh under the shoe to give it more staying power also and maybe use the blue CS instead to keep thrush away. Oh and you need one tip per foot as it hardens up in the used tip in between feet and can't be reused.

Also, if your going to use it often, Invest the 20 bucks into a real heat gun. You can get them at Lowes. They are actually for paint or something. Be careful. They get very hot and can singe hair but work way better than a hairdryer. I keep a good distance and keep it moving testing the sole with my other hand to be sure I don't get it too hot.

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I did invest in the bug gun after my last ummm episode, along with a gazillion mixing tips, so I'll give it another go after he is reshod. I have a farrier coming on Monday. This guy is liked even by the barefoot nazi's, so I'm thinking he's a good trimmer first and foremost and shoes well to boot. I'm crossing my fingers.

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