Got to use some hoof taps from Doug Ehrmann in
My wood shoes and trims this pics are from when I put them in I went back to trim and to my good Surprise cracks grew out good product Doug
Separation addressed at an early stage.
One cycle for this horse is seven weeks.
New Hooftaps can be applied if needed.
“Normally I am just maintaining toe cracks from expanding, but using DE HoofTaps the crack is gone in 1 or 2 shoeing cycles.”
- Andre Lebron of NY, a professional farrier for over 30 years
Older school horse with arthritis, barefoot behind, had excessive wear problem. We put in HoofTaps, image is at 5 weeks. As shown, there is plenty of growth. Apologies for not having the before image, cell phone was not handy.
Beccy Smith: I'm an equine podiatrist and owner at www.holisticreflections.co.uk I have found hoof taps invaluable for cracks, wall separation, for increased traction over perfect hoof wear and even prolonging wear of hoof wear. They're inexpensive and easy to use too. I find the videos and posts useful too so thank you D.E. HoofTaps!
Horse came in horrible shape, overgrown, underweight, couldn't walk. He is still an ongoing project. He is doing much better, put on weight and bringing his feet back under himself in the front, and standing up in the back. When I started working on him, he couldn't hold one foot up for longer for a minute or so. The DE HoofTaps have helped him tremendously. We were so concerned with him we didn’t take any before pictures.
I call this tool the Tap Setter, as explained in the directions. Here's how I made it.
Take an old clinch cutter and grind down the cutter side to approx. 1/16"
Simple tool when needed.