Horse Shoof Boot



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Horse Shoof Boot


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I have used a size 4 Shoof on a horse with a bad hoof abscess. A large V was cut into the front of the hoof to provide drainage. The Shoof provided enough space for the poultice and dressings that could not be accommodated with the silicone rubber hoof protectors. The Shoof is easy to put on but it is not so easy to secure. The directions state that it can be secured by firmly pulling on both ends of the strap, however frictional forces make this very difficult. The trick is to take up as much of the play on the incoming sides of the loops around the locking clip before the final tightening. It is a good idea when tightening to push down on the locking clip so that the loop stays around the clip. It also helps if the strap is dry. The extra strap is lightly secured around the front of the pastern. It is very easy to remove. Just undo the strap and raise the locking clip. PROS. Provides great protection for the hoof dressings. Remains secure on the hoof. CONS. Tightening of the strap is not straightforward. The retaining loops of the locking clip are prone to breaking.(They are only there so they don't get lost. Easily replaced with some fishing line or strong cotton thread). Intermediate sizes would be handy as when the dressings became smaller, the size 4 was a bit sloppy but the size 3 was too small.