How to Apply Hoof Armor

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The hoof is first trimmed, rasped flat and balanced as required. Please do not pare the sole. It is the horse’s natural stone protection.
Note: Professional farrier services or expertise are highly recommended.
Step 1
The hoof is wire or stiff bristle brushed and thoroughly cleaned.
Step 2
Steps 1 & 2
A few beads of Hoof Armor formula are applied (sparingly) over the desired areas. Hoof Armor can be used on the hoof walls, sole, frog, heel bulbs and up onto the dorsal surface about one-quarter to one-half inch.
Step 3
Step 3
The Hoof Armor bead is spread so that it’s evenly applied in a THIN layer which cures to the bottom of the hoof.  The Coating should appear like a thin varnish coat. Hoof Armor can be applied to White Line separations and the collateral grove for infection prevention.
Step 4
Step 4
Talcum Powder
If applying Hoof Armor to a horse standing on concrete floors or rubber mats, the hoof should be liberally sprinkled with talcum powder, after Hoof Armor is applied, but before placing the hoof down.
This will prevent Hoof Armor from smearing on any hard surface before it can cure completely.
Talcum is used because it is slippery and will create a protective barrier between the Hoof Armor and the hard surface.

If applying in a soil or sandy location the hoof can just be placed down.
Step 5
Talcum Powder
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David Jones

David Jones was designing robotics when a farrier put 4 shoes on his horse and guaranteed them for 6 weeks. Two weeks later they had all fallen off. Frustrated, David went to Michigan School of Horseshoeing to learn how to do it himself. When his neighbors found out and offered to pay him, it became a new career path. After teaching horseshoeing nationwide and becoming one of the top Morgan and Saddlebred farriers, David again found himself frustrated. In certain cases, it was nearly impossible for shoes to stay on a horse. There had to be a solution…a protective adhesive coating…nothing to fall off!!! After trying everything available, failure was followed by three years of trial and error formulating. Finally, David developed Hoof Armor, which met his 4 criteria: harder than a hoof, more flexible than a hoof, cures in about a minute or less, and stays on a hoof for up to 100-mile endurance. Now in its 6th formula improvement, Hoof Armor also contains a natural antimicrobial that actually increases elasticity and builds sole thickness, as well as treating White Line Disease, Thrush and wound care. Hoof Armor is now sold worldwide. Combined with David’s simple and conservative trim technique, Hoof Armor horses are in nearly all disciplines and doing 50, 75 and 100 mile races every week.

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