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post #21 of 103 Old 08-27-2016, 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Hondo View Post
I was figuring the velcro would be attached to the hoof with epoxy using the same procedures as a glue on boot or shoe.
Not sure, but even so, easy to apply abit of epoxy to a small area, then to make sure entire hoof is at certain moisture content, enough glue is on the entire hoof perimeter, then make sure plastic shoe has a tight bond by using something like shrink wrap while glue sets, as that little area of Velcro, does not have to support the entire bond of that shoe, as when gluing on a synthetic shoe
I can easily apply a small dab of epoxy, versus using a heat gun, a moisture level detector, ensuring entire bond is tight, and shoe applied straight, before glue sets, LOL
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post #22 of 103 Old 08-27-2016, 11:28 AM
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Really neat concept. I would try them if they weren't horribly expensive.

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post #23 of 103 Old 08-29-2016, 09:37 AM
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Subbing too. Just saw on Facebook- interested in this as an option instead of boots
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post #24 of 103 Old 08-30-2016, 07:29 AM
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Hmm, interesting idea. Another one for 'looks great, but I wonder...' Thanks for sharing. I too will keep an eye on them...
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post #25 of 103 Old 09-05-2016, 10:48 AM Thread Starter
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post #27 of 103 Old 09-05-2016, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by smrobs View Post
Maybe I'm just a pessimist and I would love to be proved wrong, but it is hard for me to believe that the clips would stand up to anything but leisurely rides on easy terrain. Any torque on the shoe from a hard stop or a fast turn or scaling steep terrain would, I imagine, break the clips right off and leave the shoe laying on the ground.
I am wondering the same.

Just got back from an 8 day trip in terribly rocky conditions. I feel those clips would have been torn off.
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post #28 of 103 Old 09-05-2016, 01:25 PM
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Never mind those shoes, I want Amaretto and he's a trotting horse! lol

They are moving right along with their testing and find tuning.

They may even have some merit as Rx shoes, under the right conditions.

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post #29 of 103 Old 09-05-2016, 04:35 PM
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Subbing! This would be a good option for my tender footed mare!
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post #30 of 103 Old 09-06-2016, 03:15 PM
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I did see one of those videos on FB the other day and was very impressed. I'm still not convinced they would stand up long-term to heavy riding or really rough terrain, but they would definitely be worth looking into for certain horses/situations.
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