Easy’s Slipper® Application Instructions – Option 2

  • 1. One pair of Easy's Slipper® shoes
  • 2. Rubber gloves
  • 3. 80-grit sandpaper (or coarser)
  • 4. Denatured alcohol
  • 5. Hair dryer
  • 6. Clean cloth
  • 7. Vettec Adhere glue and glue gun (Equilox glue and glue gun will work as well)
  • 8. Wooden tongue depressors
  • 9. Mixing tips
  • 10. Nippers
  • 11. Plastic wrap
  • 12. Rasp
    • 1. Dental impression material for putty dam (silly putty or play dough will work as well)
    • 2. 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 (Optional in the open-bottom shoe; 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.

 

Alternately, you can slide the shoe on. It will snap snug at the heel.

 

The breakover point can also be adjusted at this time, if desired. 

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Step 2

Remove shoes

 

 

Part 2: Shoe and hoof preparation  

Step 1

Put on gloves

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

Step 2

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

Step 3

Taking sand paper, sand the outer hoof walls. 

Step 4

Spray denatured alcohol on inside of shoes.

Step 5

Spray denatured alcohol on outer hoof walls.

 

Step 6

Taking a clean cloth, dry the outer hoof walls.

 

 

Step 7

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.

 

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

Dispense a glue bead (about 1/4 inch wide) inside the cuff half way from the top of the cuff. 

 

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Step 6

Slide the shoe on with both hands. While sliding on, twist slightly from side to side while pressing with your fingers on the front of the cuff to adhere the cuff to the hoof wall. The shoe will snap on as it did in the dry fit.

 

Keep pressing the cuff to the hoof wall for a few minutes as the glue sets. While you are still holding the hoof, use your tongue depressor (we have given ours an angled point) to clean any excess glue around the underside of the slipper. You don't want any glue on the sole or around the rim of the slipper that could cause sole pressure.

 

Use finger to wipe away any excess glue.

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Step 7

Hold the hoof until you feel the slipper is securely bonded so there will be no movement once the hoof is placed on the ground.

 

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Step 8

Put the hoof on the ground and fill any gaps between the hoof wall and the cuff with glue.

 

Lift the hoof and be sure to fill any gaps to the heel. Wipe off excess glue with finger.

 

 

 

Part 4: Finishing process

Step 1

Wrap with plastic roll to assure clean drying. The plastic also accelerates curing the glue in cold weather.

 

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.

 

 

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Step 2

Remove plastic wrap.

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

Step 3

Installation complete!

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Part 5: Copper Sulfate Sealing Process (Optional)

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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