Sigafoos Application

SoundHorse Sigafoos

Quick and Easy Application Instructions

  1. Trim the Hoof
    1. The hoof should be clean and dry before starting this process.
    2. A well-balanced hoof is essential for a sound horse.
  2. Clean & Prepare the Foot
    1. Remove excess debris with a wire brush.
    2. A torch can be used to loosen debris and seal horn tubules opened by trimming.
    3. Roughen the dorsal wall with a hand sander or buffer.
  3. Shape the Shoe
    1. SoundHorse products are designed to be fitted to the individual horse. Sigafoos can be cold-worked and shaped. Except for race plates, they can also be drilled and tapped with conventional farrier tools and techniques.
    2. Cut the cuff away from the heels at a 45° angle. Trim the cuff to the desired height so the fabric does not reach the coronary band.
    3. WARNING: DO NOT overheat the shoe with excess grinding. This will impact the integrity of the bond between the shoe and the rim pad.
  4. Protect the Limb
    1. Use vet wrap to cover the limb from the coronary band to above the fetlock.
    2. Tape can be used to keep the vet wrap in place on the hoof wall and protect cracks or sensitive areas from the adhesive.
  5. Mix Adhesive
    1. Wearing gloves, mix the necessary amount of EquAcrylic and pigment dye (if applicable) according to the manufacturer’s directions.
    2. Saturate each cuff layer with adhesive.
    3. Before placing the shoe on the hoof, run your finger along the rim pad to remove any adhesive.
    4. Rub excess adhesive onto the hoof wall.
  6. Place Shoe
    1. Place the shoe firmly onto the hoof and smooth the cuff down over the sides of the hoof wall. Wipe the cuff upward onto the foot and forward from the heels.
  7. Secure with Stretch Wrap
    1. Starting from the toe, use stretch wrap to pull the shoe down and onto the hoof. Wrap across the heels and up over the front of the hoof, moving over the coronary band at the toe and forming a figure 8 pattern over the hoof.
    2. If the shoe moves, it can be moved back into place by changing the wrap direction.
    3. Once the wrap is tight, the hoof can be placed on the ground. Using the stretch wrap handle, rub downward on the wall to smooth the adhesive and ensure a consistent finish.
    4. Allow the adhesive to cure according to the manufacturer’s directions.
    5. TIP: Using your hoof knife, tap the hoof wall. A sufficiently cured shoe will sound hollow & hard.
  8. Remove Stretch Wrap & Application Supplies
    1. Once the glue has fully set, remove the stretch wrap, vet wrap, and tape.
  9. Final Product
    1. To ensure proper curing, keep the horse out of the elements for one hour.
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