The hoof is prepared for bonding in much the same way it would be for reconstruction or re-shoeing.
- Start with a dry hoof and remove any excess dirt from the hoof using a wire brush.
- Sand the walls of the hoof lightly using a sanding block, disk sander or a Dremel tool.
- Wrap legs in the Co-Flex to protect the skin from adhesives (see note below on the use of Co-Flex).
- If this is the first application of the shoe, take care to make sure the hoof wall is clean & dry.