Silicone underneath hoof pads

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Margaret

Silicone underneath hoof pads

Postby Margaret » Wed Mar 09, 2005 7:57 pm

Please could you tell me if it is alright for household/bathroom/building silicone to be used underneath hoof pads? Thanks

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Postby admin » Wed Mar 09, 2005 8:51 pm

Yes it's great, I've used hundreds of tubes of it with no problems.

Margaret

Silicone underneath hoof pads

Postby Margaret » Thu Mar 10, 2005 9:35 pm

Thanks Admin for replying to me. I was worried that the chemicals in the silicone could cause the sole to become even thinner. A friend had hoof pads put on that were made of some sort of stuff a bit like gum shield material , that was heated in hot water and moulded to the sole-would that be better please than the hard pads with silicone?

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Postby admin » Thu Mar 10, 2005 9:58 pm

Hi Margaret,

I think that hard pads with silicone (which is quite soft) are a good combination to provide protection and absorb concussion. The sole will get thicker because it is protected from wear. I haven't heard about the stuff you heat in hot water, it might be fine. You can pay a lot of money for fancy products but pads and silicone do the same job. If your farrier has experience and expertise with a particular technique then that is probably the one to go for.

Margaret

Silicone under hoof pads

Postby Margaret » Thu Mar 10, 2005 10:22 pm

Thankyou again. I have just been looking on the internet via Google and I think the pads my friend has are called Hydroplastic hoof shields. Think we will stick to the silicone and hard pads!! The others sound expensive.What would you charge extra for 2 pads with silicone please?

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Postby admin » Fri Mar 11, 2005 6:45 am

I'd charge £12 myself. Probably should be more.


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