The numbering of the appropriate turfcord® size is based on the bearing surface of the hoof.
The correct size is crucial for a successful bonding result.
The size of a hoof can vary from one processing period to the next. Therefore, the hooves should be measured before each bonding.
For the "small horse and warmblood sizes",there
is a round shape for the front hoof and an elongated shape for the hind hoof.
The sizes of the front hoof shapes are describedwith F(Front) and the rear hoof shapes with R (Rear).
From size 275 (usually "pony size") downwards, it is a mixed form of front and rear hoof shape.
The numbering of the size corresponds to the surface circumference from heel buttress to heel buttress of the freshly trimmed hoof. For the larger sizes, the shape must also be taken into account.
The following video shows how it’s done.