Helpful Tools & Tips

There are some additional items that we highly recommend to make your life easier. However, it is up to each individual to decide on their personal need and to purchase them locally.

Cleaning your FormaHoof Moulds regularly with a good quality silicon base spray will extend their life and help to prevent them from becoming damaged.

At FormaHoof, we use WD-40 Silicon. However, other brands can provide the same effect.


A good antibacterial treatment will help ensure the cleanliness of the hoof before application. The best option is Red Horse Sole Cleanse from the FormaHoof Shop.

Alternatively, you can use medical alcohol which is easily purchased at your local pharmacy.

Why Use Red Horse Sole Cleanse?

A Good Rasp To Prepare The Hoof - Which Rasp To Use When

Cody James (medium) rasp
Used to prepare the wall for the application and to allow the application to bond better with the hoof wall

Regular rasp
Used to trim and prepare the barefoot hoof as normal.

Shinto rasp
Similar to the Cody James, this rasp can be used to prepare the hoof and wall. It is a more compact version and can help to prepare smaller feet more easily than a regular-sized rasp.

Additional Pro Tips & Tricks for the use of DIM

Dental Impression Material (DIM)

How To Use It?

We recommend the use of DIM with FormaHoof Applications.

You can purchase DIM at your local farrier shop, online, or directly from a dentist.

Adding copper sulphate to your DIM

Why Use Copper Sulphate?

Only use small amounts and use with caution, as overuse can be counterproductive.

⚠️ Wear gloves when handling copper sulphate ⚠️

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