Direct Glue Applications for Medial/Lateral Extensions

Direct Glue Application Technique (one of many)

(Work by Charlie Biancke in Lexington, KY… photos by Doug Watkins)

1 - Before application
1 – Before application
2 - Charlie Biancke -- farrier
2 – Charlie Biancke — farrier
3 - Size the Medial / Lateral Extension
3 – Size the Medial / Lateral Extension
4 - Rough up the hoof side to help bonding
4 – Rough up the hoof side to help bonding
5 - Prep the hoof
5 – Prep the hoof
6 - Protect the hoof from coronary band up
6 – Protect the hoof from coronary band up
7 - A latex glove is protection for prepped hoof
7 – A latex glove is protection for prepped hoof
8 - Mix acrylic adhesive and apply to M/L extension – use a generous amount
8 – Mix acrylic adhesive and apply to M/L extension – use a generous amount
9 - Press & level extension on hoof just as the adhesive begins to “fixture” (stiffen)
9 – Press & level extension on hoof just as the adhesive begins to “fixture” (stiffen)
10 - Smooth & remove excess adhesive
10 – Smooth & remove excess adhesive
11 - Dress adhesive around the bars & remove excess from the frog
11 – Dress adhesive around the bars & remove excess from the frog
12 - Wrap with stretch wrap or Saran & hold hoof until adhesive has cured – this depends on temperature and relies on farrier experience
12 – Wrap with stretch wrap or Saran & hold hoof until adhesive has cured – this depends on temperature and relies on farrier experience
13 - Use rasp to dress the hoof & contour adhesive around the M/L extension
13 – Use rasp to dress the hoof & contour adhesive around the M/L extension
14 - Finished
14 – Finished
15 - Finished appearance on the extended side
15 – Finished appearance on the extended side
16 - Finished on the thin side…. Note the width on “thin” side is adequate and allows a modest build at the heel to assure strong attachment.
16 – Finished on the thin side…. Note the width on “thin” side is adequate and allows a modest build at the heel to assure strong attachment.