Did you know there are over 160,000 horses in the state of Ohio? Certified farriers are available to accomodate all of your hoof care needs. You want to find a farrier who has had proper training and can give your horse’s hoof the best care.
Ohio farriers may surprise you and pull out the glue instead of the horseshoe nails. If a horse has hoof wall issues or cracks a nail may not be suitable. In 1986, a polymethylmethcrylate synthetic composite called Equilox was developed. It is an acrylic that is flexible and adhesive. Some farriers will use this to attach a shoe if the horse has hoof wall issues and allow for healing and repair before using a nail again.