The Duplo Glue-On Tabs Pro
The Duplo glue-on tabs "Pro" differs in some aspects from earlier versions and is a lot less complicated to apply.
Different Degrees of Hardness
Just like our horseshoes, the Duplo Glue-On Tabs are available in two degrees of hardness. The Standard version is made of a relatively soft synthetic material, the Extra version of a material a little bit harder. It depends completely on your preferences which degree of hardness you use for which horseshoe - you can equip a Standard horseshoe with soft glue-on tabs as well as with harder glue-on tabs and vice versa for the Extra line of horseshoes. Because of all glue-on tabs being made from the same synthetic material as the Duplo Horseshoes and only differing in their degree of hardness, you can achieve an ideal connection between horseshoe and glue-on tabs - regardless of which combination of horseshoe and glue-on tabs you finally use.
Rough Inner Surface
The inner surface of the glue-on tabs which lies against the hoof is roughened. Because of that detail, you can achieve a better connection between tab, glue and hoof wall; the glued-on horseshoe is therefore more stable and more durable.
Anatomical Tab Length
The length of each tab is adjusted to the anatomy of the hoof. The tabs are longest around the toe; they evenly get shorter towards the heels. It is not necessary to adjust the length of the tabs before using them.
Anatomical Tab Angles
The angle of each tab is adjusted to the shape of the hoof. Around the toe, the tabs have relatively flat angles; the angles get evenly steeper towards the heels. Thanks to that detail, the hoof slips into the glue-on tabs like in a fitting shoe. If the tabs were positioned at right angles to the horseshoe, they would have to be kept in the correct angle by the glue - but as the tabs would try to return to their initial position, there would be a lot more stress on the glued connection. This additional stress is removed when using the Duplo Glue-On Tabs because the tabs can stay in their initial position.
Each tab of the Duplo Glue-On Tabs is curved and works similarly to a vacuum cup. Thanks to the curve, the complete tab is evenly in touch with the hoof and you can achieve a glued connection over the complete surface of the tab. The borders of the tab also are in touch with the hoof wall - it is not necessary to seal the borders with glue.
Heat the external border of the horseshoe and the bottom part of the glue-on tabs with a standard hot air gun until the synthetic material starts to gleam and becomes soft. Then you place the first inch of the glue-on tabs around the horseshoe and shortly press the two parts together. That way, you weld the tabs to the shoe inch for inch. Thanks to the glue-on tabs being made from the same material as the horseshoe, there will be an ideal connection between them.
Place the prepared horseshoe on a recently trimmed hoof and glue tab after tab to the hoof wall with a suitable instant adhesive. Done!