Easy’s Slipper® Application Instructions – Option 1

 

  • 1. One pair of Easy's Slipper® shoes
  • 2. Sharpie marker
  • 3. Drill with 21/64 drill bit
  • 4. Rubber gloves
  • 5. 80-grit sandpaper (or coarser)
  • 6. Denatured alcohol
  • 7. Hair dryer
  • 8. Clean cloth
  • 9. Nippers
  • 10. Vettec Adhere glue and glue gun (Equilox glue and glue gun will work as well)
  • 11. Hoof knife
  • 12. Rasp
  • 13  Dental impression material for putty dam (silly putty or play dough will work as well)
  • 14  Vettec Equi-pak copper sulfate (CS)

 

Overview

When applying Easy's Slipper, it is important to take into account the environmental factors (e.g. humidity, temperature, etc) for proper glue application and bonding. Please follow the glue manufacturer suggested conditions for optimal application temperatures and conditions. 

 

Easy's Slipper should ONLY be applied after cleaning and trimming the hooves.

 

The following instruction manual includes:

Part 1: Dry fit shoe to hoof

Part 2: Shoe and hoof preparation 

Part 3: Glue application process

Part 4: Finishing process

Part 5: Copper Sulfate sealing process (For close-bottom shoes, the entire cavity should be filled)

 

Part 1: Dry fit shoe to hoof

Please note: Each step should be done to both hooves when applying a pair of shoes.

Step 1 –

Dry fit the shoe to the hoof

Pick up the hoof and place the shoe on backwards.  Press down on the medial heel and slowly turn the shoe with pressure on the heel. Keep turning until the shoe snaps into place.

 

For smaller sizes, slide the shoe on. It will snap snug at the heel.

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Step 2 - Mark drill holes

Once the shoe is in place, take a sharpie marker and mark 4 points for injection holes. The front 2 holes should be 2 inches from either side of centerline of shoe. The back holes should be 3 inches from the heel of the shoe.

Step 3

Remove shoes

*Remove shoes BEFORE drilling holes

 

Part 2: Shoe and hoof preparation  

Step 1 – Clear a work space

Using the drill with a 21/64 drill bit, drill 4 holes in marked spots.

Step 2

Put on gloves

*This keeps the oil from your hands off the hoof and shoe

Step 3

Using at least 80 grit sandpaper, sand the inside of the shoe.

Step 4

Taking sand paper, sand the outer hoof walls. 

Step 5

Spray denatured alcohol on inside of shoes.

Step 6

Spray denatured alcohol on outer hoof walls.

 

Step 7

 

Taking a clean cloth, dry the outer hoof walls.

 

 

Step 8

 

Taking a hair dryer, dry the inside of the shoes and the outer hoof walls. 

 

*It is important to ensure shoe and hoof are fully dry for proper glue bonding.

Step 9 – Apply shoes 

Pick up the hoof and place the shoe on backwards.  Press down on the medial heel and slowly turn the shoe with pressure on the heel. Keep turning until the shoe snaps into place.

 

For smaller sizes, slide the shoe on. It will snap snug at the heel.

Follow Part 1, Step 1 dry fit image guide.

 

Part 3: Glue application process

Step 1

Load Vettec Adhere glue into a glue gun.

Step 2

Taking nippers, snip off the tip

Step 3

Apply application tip

Step 4

Purge glue through tip  (about ½ of what is in the tip)

Step 5

*Be sure the horse holds as still as possible during glue injection process.

 

Fill front 2 holes.

Step 6

Use your finger to keep glue from coming out through any gap at the top of the shoe.

Step 7

Fill remaining holes.

Step 8

Any gap between hoof wall and the top of shoe should be filled with glue.

Step 8

Let the glue set for 5 to 10 minutes, depending on environmental conditions. If it is damp or cold, allow glue to set for 15 minutes. Encourage horse to stand as still as possible.

 

Part 4: Finishing process

Step 1

Taking hoof knife, cut excess glue from injection holes on the outside of the shoe.

Step 2

Taking rasp, rasp the remaining glue at the injection holes and at the top of the shoe until you have a smooth surface.

 

Part 5: Copper Sulfate Sealing Process

Step 1 – Clear a work space

Combine dental impression material to create a putty dam. Follow manufactures instructions for mixing.

Step 2

Take dental dam and apply to bottom of hoof, pressing into the groves under the bar. This will create a dam so the copper sulfate doesn't run out of the heel.

Step 3

Load Equi-Pak CS into glue gun.

Step 4

Taking nippers, snip off the tip.

Step 5

Apply application tip.

Step 6

Purge CS through tip  (about ½ of what is in the tip).

Step 7

Take the hoof and inject CS into the gap between the hoof bulbs and under the shoe bar.

Step 8

After injecting, let the CS set up for 30 seconds.

 

Step 9

Remove putty dam

Step 10

Application is complete!

 

Happy trails from Easy's Slipper®  Better Shoe – Better Horse

 

If you have any questions, please contact us at support@advancedequinecomfort.com or call 888.711.4675.

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