Virginia Therapeutic Farriery


Hoof Cast

I have known Derek Poupard, CJF, DipWCF for over 25 years. He is an excellent farrier who has pioneered many innovative farriery techniques over the years. Derek has recently introduced a novel method of reinforcing the equine hoof wall using casting tape. Casting feet appears to be an alternative to glue-on shoes when dealing with weak compromised hoof walls. Glue-on shoes, wooden shoes and casting feet all provide the farrier with viable options to traditional farriery when their use is indicated. The basic technique for casting feet appears below. Note: I have no financial interest in this product