Our FormaHoof Barefoot Mould provides your horse’s hoof with a supportive and protective base, simulating a perfect barefoot hoof with level heels.
The Barefoot Mould is based on a balanced, 3D hoof capsule shape and the resulting FormaHoof application is designed to perform and wear like a healthy barefoot hoof.
Your horse’s own hoof can then recover and grow within the flexible and protective resin coating, supported by the conformationally correct shape of a balanced barefoot hoof.
The FormaHoof Barefoot Mould is the best choice for most horses in normal work conditions.
Like all FormaHoof Moulds, a shoe can be fitted to the treated hoof in times of exceptional stress and wear. However, as the nails are driven into the hardened resin finish instead of into the hoof horn, the integrity of the hoof is maintained, allowing it to continue to regrow and heal.
Some challenges addressed with FormaHoof Barefoot include:
1. High/Low Heel Syndrome – FormaHoof rebuilds the heels to allow the correct biomechanics of the hoof to be restored.
2. Quarter Cracks – FormaHoof stabilises and protects the hoof capsule to allow the crack to grow out.
3. White line disease – Once the affected area has been removed and/or cleaned, medication can be applied prior to applying FormaHoof. The FormaHoof system will keep the medication in place and seal it off from any bacteria, dirt or debris, protecting and stabilising the hoof capsule while it heals.
4. Chronic Laminitis – FormaHoof allows sole depth and stability to be optimised in a recovering hoof capsule. Medication can also be applied under the application.
FormaHoof is the only hoof treatment that:
• Supports the hoof wall and returns concavity to the hoof.
• Creates artificial sole depth, supporting and protecting the sole.
• Allows conditions such as quarter cracks to be quickly and effectively treated, whilst keeping the horse in training and competition.
• Corrects hoof angles and conditions such as Negative Palmar Angle and High/Low Heel Syndrome.
• Allows for the hoof’s natural movement (expansion and contraction).