EponaShoe is one of the premier composite shoes for the health and longevity of your horse. The lightweight construction of the shoe allows the horse to move with more natural biomechanics. All Epona shoes are sold in pairs.
Refer to sizing image for assistance - also note W and N variations are the same length but are different widths; wide and narrow respectively.
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I'm a horse owner - can I apply these myself?
I would not recommend trying to apply these yourself without any professional support from an experienced user.
Can I just nail these on?
Yes. If you know how to nail a shoe on correctly then these shoes can be applied using glue or nails.
How long do they last?
They will last a full normal cycle IF applied correctly, of 4-8 weeks depending on how soon your horse need to be re-trimmed.
Can I reuse them?
Yes! Depending on the horses workload you may get several resets out of these.
What glue should I use for applying?
You need an acrylic glue, not a urethane glue. So from this store I would recommend the Glue-U Shufit (and not Shufix). This product is not designed as a straight-glue product so you will also need to secure with a few nails, OR with casting. If you ONLY want to use glue then I'd recommend the GluShu instead.
What size do I need?
If you are a horse owner please consult with the farrier supporting you. The sizing chart is available if you flick through the provided images. Please measure after a fresh trim with consideration for any distortion or flare that may need to be removed, or any alteration you wish to make to the horses footprint.
Can you tell me what size to buy if I give you my horses measurements?
No sorry. For one its just me here, I'm a busy single mum who is out trimming my own clients horses all day and runs this store as a self-serve option aimed primarily at practitioners. I just can't get back to all these sorts of inquiries in a timely manner.
Secondly, you should discuss sizing with your hoof care practitioner and ideally order in what they are best recommending - I don't suggest applying shoes if you're not a hoof care practitioner.
Thirdly, I'd be relying on the fact that you'd actually taken the measurements correctly, on appropriately and freshly trimmed feet, and accounted for any flare or distortion that your practitioner may wish to remove once they have the shoes. I also wouldn't know if your practitioner is wanting to deliberately increase or decrease or set back your horses footprint.