BETWEEN May 14 and June 30, FormaHoof users can send back their used FormaHoof Moulds, buy a brand new replacement from FormaHoof.com and receive another mould of their choice absolutely free! The returned mould will be cleaned, disinfected and donated to an equine rescue centre or charity, to assist with the hoof health and rehabilitation of horses, ponies and donkeys in need.
FormaHoof’s mission is to help improve the comfort, performance and welfare of equines worldwide. Inspired by a local pony sanctuary in Waterford, Ireland and its caretaker Carole York, FormaHoof are proud to launch the Giving Back For Good FormaHoof Mould Replace and Donate Programme, to support equine rescue and charity organisations that work tirelessly to help the many animals in their care.
Hoof problems are one of the biggest challenges faced in the rehabilitation of neglected and abused equines and FormaHoof can offer instant pain relief, faster rehabilitation and a brighter future for horses, ponies and donkeys that may have faced a lifetime of pain and neglect. Although FormaHoof Moulds are built to last and have a long life span when cared for correctly, sometimes equine professionals and horse owners might like to replace older moulds, even though they are still fully functional. The FormaHoof Mould replace and donate programme gives you the opportunity to do this for free, while helping equines in need.
Carole York of Putting in the Magic Pony Sanctuary comments on the results she has achieved with FormaHoof with a number of laminitic rescue ponies: “We started our FormaHoof journey on March 6 with ‘Sinbad’, a little Shetland with severe chronic laminitis. ‘Sinbad’ had been on heavy duty painkillers for eight days prior, but we were able to stop them as soon as we applied FormaHoof. After five weeks, we removed his application and found he’d grown heel and gained noticeable concavity in his soles. He’s now in the third week of his second application and moving so well that he may not need another one!
“Another of our ponies – ‘Ernie’ – could barely walk when he came to us. He got his FormaHoof application with a second-hand mould that was kindly donated to us by FormaHoof. ‘Ernie’ had trouble walking pre-application, but just four days after the application he was able to climb up the hills in the fields, bearing most of his weight on his front legs. He is now four weeks into his first application and we are looking forward to see his progress.
“The materials required for an application of a size 2 Pony costs roughly €80 for two feet, excluding the reusable mould. While this may sound expensive, we think it’s absolutely worth it for the pain relief, the much shorter recovery time over conventional methods and the peace of mind I get from knowing the ponies are getting the treatment they need and deserve and can be comfortable all the way.”
To find out more about the FormaHoof Mould Replace and Donate Programme and how to donate your mould and receive two for one in return, go to FormaHoof.com, email: mouldrescue@FormaHoof.com and follow FormaHoof on your favourite social network for the latest updates.
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