Shoeing Instructions and Application Guidelines

Every product is only as good as its user. That's why it's important for us to provide you with all the relevant information regarding the application of our urethane and composite horseshoes, as well as the appropriate accessories.

The correct application of our composite and urethane horseshoes is straightforward if you have the necessary knowledge and skills for proper nailing, riveting, or gluing of the shoes and pay attention to certain aspects. Here are some basic guidelines for you. However, we still recommend attending a relevant course because, especially in the field of horseshoeing, theory, in our opinion, will never fully replace practical experience.

Please note our safety instructions for all work involving our products.

In most cases, in addition to the written instructions, there is also a shoeing video or assembly video for better illustration. If you generally prefer videos, why not also take a look at the FAQ → Video section on our website?

Your Personal Testimonial - Help Other Riders and Farriers

At this point, we've provided you with the "general" information. However, when it comes to hooves and horses, there are often shades of gray, and years of practice and individual hoof situations often present farriers on-site with various challenges. If you'd like to assist other riders in finding the optimal horseshoe for their horse, or if you want to share tricky cases with other farriers, please share your experiences with our products. Simply send your text and photos via email to our team; we look forward to it! For data protection reasons, we do require a signed statement confirming your consent to the publication of your experience report.

Horseshoeing with Urethane and Composite Horseshoes

Our composite horseshoes are suitable for both nailed and glued applications. We also offer a system for cast shoes. The pure urethane shoes, originally developed to renew the profile of worn -out hoof boots, are now also commonly used as glue-on shoes.

Regardless of the type of shoeing and model you choose for your horse, the crucial aspect is selecting the right size and ensuring optimal fitting to the horse's hoof.

The Right Model and Fitting to the Horse's Hoof

What Kind of Hoof Protection Does Your Horse Need? Equipment & Applications Briefly Explained

hoof of a horse and various shapes of horseshoes Basic Knowledge

Our Range of Horseshoes and the Benefits of Composite Horseshoes for the Horse's Hoof

Composite Horseshoe Cross-Section and Individual Components - Metal Core and Plastic Coating See Products

Finding the Right Horseshoe or Shoeing Size for Your Horses' Hooves

Farrier Testing the Fit of the Alternative Horseshoe on the Horse's Hoof View Instructions

The Optimal Adaptation of the Horseshoe to the Shape of the Horse's Hoof

Farrier Grinding a Composite Horseshoe on a Belt Sander to Match the Shape of the Hoof View Instructions

Types of Shoeing — Glue-on Horseshoes, Nail-on Horseshoes, and Cast Shoe

Shoeing Instructions for Composite Horseshoes

farrier nails-on a composite horseshoe onto a horses' hoof View Instructions

Glueing Instruction for Composite and Urethane Horseshoes

a horse's hoof shod with a glue-on horseshoe View Instructions

Applying our Glue-on Beststeller — Wolf Busch® Tabs

hoof of a horse with a glue-on horseshoe standing in a pasture View Instructions

The Cast Shoe, also known as Hoof Cast, with our Cast System

The farrier grinds down protruding screws of the cast system for a cast horseshoe View Instructions

Enhanced Grip for Your Composite Horseshoe or Pure Urethane Horseshoe

The plastic coating of our composite horseshoes provides your horse with a certain level of grip due to its material and slightly profiled surface. However, there are situations where additional grip in the form of studs or spikes may be necessary.

Spikes - the "Tungsten Carbide Pins" for Composite and Urethane Horseshoes

A spike, similar to carbide pins in horseshoes, is screwed into the heel area of a composite horsehoe View Instruction

Appropriate Anti-Skid Studs with Disc for Threaded Composite Horseshoes

An Icelandic horse walks through the snow, showing the hoof fitted with a composite horseshoe, with two studs screwed into the heel area. View Instructions

Studs for Threaded Straight Bar Composite Horseshoes: Ideal for Jumping and Eventing

Alternative horseshoes, studs, and tools lying in the snow. View Instructions
Latest Update: 19.04.2024