The following hoof preparation guidelines are intended Basic Instruction for farriers when using: Natural Balance® Shoes (Steel, Aluminum or Plastic), Centre Fit Shoes, NB PLR Shoes, Elite Hind Shoes, TK Sliders & Vulcan RM Shoes. Although many of the guidelines are complimentary to most good conventional shoeing practices, it is extremely important that each step is followed closely to insure success. Removing too much sole, leaving heel distortions, or over-dressing the dorsal wall are all common mistakes that will lead to less than desirable results. All of these shoes have many unique and special design features that make them some of the best tools on the market today. However, the way the foot is prepared is the key to getting the most benefit from these shoes and for achieving improved soundness and performance.
EDSS Hoof Care Guidelines (pdf file)