Discussion in 'Everyday Horseshoeing' started by smitty88, May 12, 2015.
Have to do some exstensions on foal next week
do many of you get to do exstensions?
I do quite a few after surgeries
I just put some vetec super fast on the toe John ... Works a treat.
Last few times david I made a toe exstension shoe out of aluminium
and glued on it seemed to work well
why ali ? plywood is cheaper and easier
What caused the need for the foal extensions? Selenium deficiency?
I've done both Vettec (babies/small yearlings)and shoes (bigger colts/feet).
Plywood or plastic (cutting board) is good idea as well though I've not used it.
I would say an alum. shoe would be the best though, only because I really like looking at Smittys shoes/shoeing.
I'm pretty sure it qualifies as "farrier porn".
I've done the Vettec super fast thing before, works great. Have also done the alum thing. I get enough flat plate at a work shop for free, can't get much cheaper than that.
Rob - that is a long 3 year old not a foal
Got to put on those toe exstension shoes on today
Very nice as usual Smitty.
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