Adjusting the shape of the hoof boot by warming it up
You can slightly stretch the hoof boot (SWISSHORSEBOOT) if it is difficult to put on despite a good fit or if it is a little too tight or too small. It is also possible to adjust the front angle of the hoof boot to the steeper angle of the hoof. This can usually be recognised by the fact that the hoof does not slip fully into the boot tip with the toes despite full load. In this case, the hoof angle is usually steeper than the boot angle (up to the buck hoof). The angle of the SWISSHORSEBOOT can be adjusted by warming up the hoof boot (to a limited extent).
There are various possibilities for this.
It is practical to heat the SWISSHORSEBOOT in a water bath. To do this, warm the hoof boot in warm water (not more than 60 degrees!). When the boot is completely warmed up, take it out of the water bath and put it directly on the horse/pony. Let the boot cool down on the hoof. You can speed up the cooling process by pouring cold water over the dressed boot.
The process can be repeated if necessary.
Alternatively, you can adjust the angle of the hoof boot by heating it with a hot air gun. For this you will need a HOT AIR FAN with approx. 1500 to 2000 watts. Heat the boot inside with the hair dryer, mainly in the toe area, and immediately pull it over the hoof. Let the BOOT cool down on the hoof. Do not overheat the boot, rather heat it several times until the boot is noticeably easier to pull over. You can accelerate the cooling process by pouring cold water over the donned boot.
The hoof boot is now individually adapted to this hoof and should not be used alternately on other hooves.