Direct Glue Application Methods (Video & Photo)
[revised Sept 2018]
Flexx® horseshoes by Sound Horse are built with a rugged, hi-temperature, thermoset urethane and, unlike competitive shoes, contain an abrasive grit located at the ground surfaces (pat’d) that improves wear, grip & traction. The Flexx® direct-glue shoe complements our cuffed Series I, II, III Sound Horse No Nails™ horseshoes used for both therapeutic & performance applications.
ALSO — Flexx® direct-glue shoes are all built with grABS (pat’d) on the hoof side to deliver better bond strength than other competitive products without the need for time consuming surface prep.
- Remove rubber bands
- Apply Adhesive (Acrylic or Urethane)
- No surface prep required
- No surface prep recommended
grABS ™ delivers 4-5x more bond strength
APPLICATION — Each farrier we meet has a different method that they assure us is the best way to reliably apply “direct glue” shoes. Beyond the basics — clean, dry & prepped shoe & hoof — we will not recommend one method over another as the steps are highly individualized. The following clips show some methods that will work with aluminum and/or non-metallic shoes. Practice & experience appear to be the key contributors to success. If you like these processes – you’ll like the performance & price of Flexx® by Sound Horse.
- Curtis Burns applies his Polyflex shoes
- Rusty Freeman – application steps for aluminum horseshoe (this is very complete)
- Glue on an Aluminum Horseshoe (using acrylic glue) – Spike’s Farrier
- Direct Glue of Aluminum Shoe – clear YouTube video
- Doug Anderson (2008) re: Ed Watson’s technique (lots of acrylic glue)
- Glue on Aluminum Horseshoe (1998 article with pictures)
- Pro-Glu videos (urethane for their shoes)
- Photo Story – Glue on with Happy Hoofwear Horseshoes (an arduous process)