The FormaHoof Starter Kit is a pre-configured kit and includes all components of the FormaHoof Hoof Care and Shoeing System. You get everything that’s in our FormaHoof Essentials Kit, but twice the amount of Advanced Polymer for more FormaHoof Applications!
Your FormaHoof Starter Kit includes:
The FormaHoof horseshoeing and care system uses FormaHoof Advanced Polymer (AP) as it cures quickly, forming a protective layer around the hoof wall with full encapsulation of the hoof.
Using an Applicator Gun – FormaHoof Advanced Polymer is applied using the Applicator Gun and the FormaHoof Mould, which is sized to give the best shape and support according to the size of your horse’s hoof.
Once cured, the resulting FormaHoof Application can be trimmed and adjusted if required and is designed to remain on the hoof for an entire shoeing cycle, providing a comfortable fit for your horse in the form of a perfect and heathy barefoot hoof.
Red Horse Sole Cleanse is a fantastic natural antibacterial spray to flush, protect, and ensure your horse’s hooves are bacteria free during the application cycle.
The FormaHoof Basics course is also included with your purchase, which provides an introduction to the FormaHoof application process. We also have an easy-to-follow step by step guide – How to Apply FormaHoof.
3D Hoof Protection – Supports the hoof wall by filling in weaknesses in the hoof. The contours of the reusable FormaHoof Mould are designed to produce an application which replicates the perfect healthy barefoot hoof structure.
Correcting imbalances – The application creates an artificial sole depth, supporting and protecting the sole or raising low heels.
Fast Solution – FormaHoof applications offer the quickest support for common hoof cracks e.g., quarter cracks can be quickly and effectively treated, whilst keeping the horse comfortable and allowing many to return to exercise.
The Perfect Hoof Angles – FormaHoof applications correct hoof angles and conditions such as Negative Palmar Angle and High/Low Heel Syndrome. If your horse has two different shaped feet, as most do, a correct FormaHoof application will provide the ideal alignment to both feet.
Comfortable Solution – The specially designed FormaHoof Advanced Polymer allows for the hoof’s natural expansion and contraction as the horse moves.
High/Low Heel Syndrome – FormaHoof applications rebuild the heels to allow the correct biomechanics of the hoof to be restored.
Hoof Cracks – FormaHoof applications stabilise and protect the hoof capsule to allow any crack to grow out.
White line disease – Once the affected area has been removed and/or cleaned, medication can be applied prior to applying FormaHoof, if needed. 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.
Laminitis – Regardless if acute or chronic laminitis, FormaHoof applications allow sole depth and stability to be optimised in a recovering hoof capsule. Medication can also be applied under the application where needed.
An experienced applicator needs approx. 1.5 tubes of FormaHoof Advanced Polymer for a size 4 – 4.5 Barefoot application and 1 ¾ – 2 tubes for a size 6 Barefoot application. This may vary with the mould type and applicator skill but gives you an indication of the amount needed for a solid application.
The FormaHoof Starter Kit includes 12 tubes of Advanced Polymer as opposed to 6 tubes with the Essentials Kit, if you feel you may need more Advanced Polymer.
Bundle discounts shown are compared to buying single products. To benefit from the discounted bundle price, we recommend kits for sizes 4 and bigger. For size 3 and smaller please order individually.
If you need any further information, you can read more about FormaHoof Kits in our Kits Product guide, or please contact us for assistance.
Step 1: Clean your horse’s hooves and measure the length and width of the hoof. Take the widest part for the width, do not include the heel bulb for the length. More information about how to measure can be found here.
Step 2: Refer to the FormaHoof sizing chart below and select the FormaHoof Mould size that best fits with your horse’s measurements, making sure to use the correct units.
If, due to an underlying condition, there are significant differences in the length and width of the horse’s hoof, always take the larger measurement.
Regular is the best option for round shaped and front feet. Slimline is the best option for narrow shaped and hind feet.
Other customers have found the following image makes it easier to understand the difference!