Ground Control Horseshoes.wmv

Ground Control Horseshoes.wmv



I understand and Connor's a natural barrier and we're here today to show you how to apply ground control rubber horseshoes first I'm going to introduce our shooting tools what we have here is a sharp pair of nippers we're going to use these to trim down the excess shoe it's got a pair of nail puller a hammer we have a good sharp file we're going to use this to file down the edges of our shooting I like these these are just some nail cutters we're going to need a good heavy-duty marker we're going to use this to mark the white on of course its foot to show us where we're going to be able to fit issue has a pair of delta combo nails these are fifty two millimeters you can use any veil that you like the ground control shoes do not require any special nail I just enjoy the combo nail we have our hoof rx I use this on the foot before I nail you can use this to disinfect your tools as well as the foot so when you nail in there you won't be introducing any bacteria or white lines and needs in the area we also have our shoes we have every size that ground control makes we have the triple off the double off the off the one and the two and I have all of these shoes here so I can show you how we're going to fit this to this horse and find the custom sizing so we're going to go ahead and show you how to fit the shoes here we have a foot and we've marked the white line clearly with a black marker here and this is where our nail is obviously going to be nailed into now we're going to show you how to fit the shoe we're gonna start with a triple lock which is generally a very small foot for a pony but I just wanted to show you how this is gonna fit so you can see how the triple wat we have foot overhang our nail track which is right here does not line up with the marker mark we've made with our with our sharpie if you move the shoe at you a little bit you can get some but this is obviously too we're gonna do a double on what again we're trying to find is we're trying to line up our black marker mark with this nail track of the shoe and we have a little bit of a better fit when we slide our shoe around a little bit but we still see that here we do not have our marker marks we still have shoe over a little bit of foot overhang here so this is not the shoe size that we're going to choose we're going to go with an off now so this looks like it's going to be a better choice we do not have any foot overhang we move our shoe we can clearly see the black line that we've made with our marker mark through the nail track and we have very little if no shoe overhang and I'm going to show you how we're going to mark this shoe so now that I've got my shoes lined up with my marker mark you can take your sharpie and just trace the shoe foot here this is going to give us an idea of how much you overhang we have and when we put twist the shoe over we have very little that's going to need to be trimmed off we have a little bit of the heels that didn't come through very clearly very little here you can see that there's already a suggested line here where you can use the nippers to trim this off so now we we've shown we have a very little shoe overhang and you can see here that there's a little bit of overhang and it looks like it's going to cut into our nail track you do not ever want to nipper right here because if it cuts into the shoot the nail track right here it's going to cause failure so after I nail this shoe on I'm going to show you how we're going to handle that but we're actually just going to trim this shoe up with the wrath if you have an odd shaped foot with a lot of overhang you would may want to go ahead and March your shoe just like I did and then take your nippers and trim this off I'm going to trim these heels off before I apply the shoe that way it just is a little bit less work for us a little less annoyance for the horse I'm going to show you some improperly sized shoes that are going to be too big does that you can get an idea this is the thighs one and you can see it lines up very nicely with the nail track but if I take my marker and I mark the shoe you can see how we would be cutting all into the shoe we would be cutting very close to our nail tracks and cutting too much of this shoe away again the same things that happened with the size – we don't even need to mark this with the marker you can just see how obvious far too much overhang we have on this foot it's completely invading the nail track you can't really see the white line because most of our foot is just the shoe is overhanging the question this is obviously an improper side so we're going to go ahead and go with the size zero shoe for this guy okay we are ready to apply our brows control horseshoe the first thing I do before I apply any shoe is take the hoof rx spray the exterior of the foot as well as spray the underside the hoof rx has a ten second kill time it will kill any bacteria or fungus that's on the foot you can also spray your tools and this keeps any bacteria fungus between horse divorce contact it'll kill it right away so we just spray that so that our shoe nails don't introduce any bacteria into the hoof wall again we've a lot we have already drawn our white line to show us where we're going to be nailing we've got the shoe the nail track aligned with our white line we're going to take our nail and of course you already know if you're shoeing that you're going to use the to the nail with the mark on it in the beveled edge towards the inside of the foot the ground control shoe already has little divots for your nails to go in but there's as long as your nail is inside this nail track you can put your wherever you want you can use this eject this little divot or you can just put it where you like the shoe is very easy to nail hit it white great and then embed it in a foot and first nail in it black again we're gonna find our white line make sure the rest of our shoes lined up so this shoe sometimes may look a little bit crooked on the foot it does not matter as long as our nail track is lined up with the white line that's all that really matters so she looks just a little bit crooked you can see here I'm aligning it with the white line and the shoe will be trimmed up after it's on the foot so if you're for all the support isn't completely parallel with your Frog it's still providing support it's just we're putting the shoe where it needs to be instead of where it looks pretty okay now that we've got our shoe marked with our marker mark this is showing us where our heels are and if you flip the shoe over you can see that there's already suggested marks for the heel and a little groove is cut into the shoe I want to make sure that this is going to fit my horse before I use the suggested mark so those mark a DIN cutting the shoe so what I'm going to do is take a good sharp pair of nippers and I'm going to cut and I'm going to be very conservative and leave a little extra because you can always take away you cannot put back you're going to only want to cut with the nippers on your heel area if you cut in the toe area along this nail track you're going to invade the male area and cause failure of the shoe so this horse is almost in between sizes you can see on this foot how there's a lot of overhang into the nail track area but we're going to trim that but we're going to use a raft and we're going to do it so that it doesn't invade the nail track but it still gets in the custom fit here we are we're just going to take the nippers these nippers are actually a little bit old and they're still cutting but fairly well but if you have a newer pair and effort if it actually goes here see these cut right off now that we've got it trimmed off we just take a nice sharp grasp this will not hurt your good grasp so don't worry you can just take it I like to put a little bevel on the outside of where I've cut again we're going to reshape this once it gets on the horse's foot but we've already cut this died again be conservative use sharp nippers only cut the heel area and then once this is applied to of the horse's foot we can trim some excess off the front of the shoe as it's needed okay now here we have our excess overhang that we know the nail track is pretty close and we don't want to nipper this off let's take my file I'm gonna come down at a focal length get it 45 degrees that's basically following names then taking off this edge now remember we always fix the shoes to the foot we never fit the foot to the shoe we want this horse's foot to properly be able to function and there are plenty of size shoes we should never ever fit me shoot to the means a foot to the shoe thank you see I just took that off with this nice sharp file there's nothing for him to step on no overhang you have a little bit of a lip here up front I'm just gonna do the same thing alright eat that enough still follow the wall avoiding eating our nail over there this bottle there we have nice shoes with no overhead there's nothing for him to step on relax them and I like to put that on my edges just to have a nice break over this shoes can be modified this in the application you can file the sound to make it a wedge or if you need to cut the toe off the speed break over you can do that as well I'm a finished foot down there's no no overhanging nothing from this step on and no shoe put tubing out of the fact it's going to farm him and allow him to step on it and you can see the other shoe that we had we've got a lot of overhanging and a lot of that but all of that easily able to trim out and I'm gonna go ahead and lift this foot see you complete that we did not invade a nail track so you can see our nail track is intact that there's plenty of lip there we didn't harm any of the nail track we didn't invade any of the important part of the shoe and you see our shoes a little bit crooked again this is the importance of fitting the shoe to the foot not the foot to the shoe the Frog supports still supporting the Frog but we wanted to make sure that this for this foot is not completely round we wanted to make sure our nail track lined up with the white wine and that the shoe fit the foot properly so even if it's a little bit ugly nobody will be seeing the underside okay we finished nailing this shoe on and I'm going to share with you a few insights that are a little bit different than the ground control shoe first of all I'm gonna take my handy dandy nail cutters when I do is when I pinch my nail I'm gonna pull it a little bit pull Miniver than then what's gonna happen is once the shoe starts to mold and settle to the foot your nails gonna start to poke out just a little tiny bit and what I like to do is just trim off any excess nail that may be hanging out and then I go and do my other feet I don't clinch these down I do I don't do anything other than nip excess because what's going to happen if the shoe is just going to go ahead and start this battle to this foot and it's going to push our nails out just a little bit so I go when I work on my other feet and then I'm going to come back and do the same exact thing I'm just going to take my nippers trim off the excess and then it'll be time to clinch the shoe you can also pick the foot up and Hammer one last time just to make sure that your nails are great and very well set and once our nails are clinched down we're going to come back and I'm going to show you how to trim off this extra shoe without using nippers or invading the nail track and hurting the integrity of this book okay this is our final step in applying the shoe we let this foot settle did the opposite foot and then came back and trimmed off our excess nails with our nail cutters and then we're just going to go ahead and clinch your nail squeezing down nice and tight and what I want to do after I've done my nails and we are all set I don't like to cut these off I feel like bending them over and nailing them tightly to the foot aids and the shoes staying on you it's totally a personal preference you can go ahead and cut them off if you like I just like to leave mine on and Hammer up down flat that way hits the shoe has a lot of flexibility and it helps me stay on the foot so we are going to go ahead and finish up and I'll show you the finished product

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