One way to repair your Equine Slipper while you await for your replacement… ;)


Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 | Filed under Handy Tips




OK, you guys are going to think I’m obsessed with my Equine Slippers.  I’m not.

But, since I use Equine Slippers daily while MT is healing, I like to pass on my “Aha” moments to others in case they are also using Equine Slippers daily.

WHILE WAITING FOR MY REPLACEMENT SLIPPER…

I have several Equine Slippers in all kinds of states of disrepair sitting on my “boot” shelf in the feed room.

And then I had an ‘Aha’ moment…

I wondered if I could simply remove the flapping, almost totally detached leather sole and put it on the inside of the cordura slipper.  If I could do that, then I would be able to use the Slipper for a few more days while I waited for the UPS man to arrive.

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Two of my many Equine Slippers in disrepair that sit on my shelf. If I had a very powerful sewing machine, I could sew the leather back on. I don’t think it is cost effective to take it to a Shoe Repair, but maybe… But, I had another idea…

THE SWITCHEROO!

I took my manicure scissors (amazing what household tools we are willing to use for our horses, eh?) and cut the remaining threads to remove the perfectly good leather sole from the cordura slipper.

I then put the sole inside the slipper, to see if it would still fit.  It did!

I put the leather sole inside and it fit!

I put the leather sole inside and it fit!

WASH AND FLUFF!

Yay!  So, I then turned the Equine Slipper Cordura boot inside out and threw it in the washer.  I figured I wanted the inside cleaned well.

I then took the clean cordura slipper and inserted the leather sole, in the same orientation.  This way, it fit and the dirty side was still down.

I then added sheet cotton for cushion and Gold Bond powder because it reduces the moisture in the boot.

I added sheet cotton and Gold Bond Powder to reduce moisture.

I added sheet cotton and Gold Bond Powder to reduce moisture.

The Equine Slipper rides again!... It lasted 3 more days before she wore a slight hole in the cordura sole.  Of course, the leather was still inside and therefore separated her from the ground.

The Equine Slipper rides again!… It lasted 3 more days before she wore a slight hole in the cordura sole. Of course, the leather was still inside and therefore separated her from the ground.

ET VOILA~

It isn’t perfect, but I had it on her hoof for the last three days and she just today wore a little hole in the cordura.

The good news is that the UPS guy just drove away and I now have a new Equine Slipper.

So, for me, a good day!

My new Equine Slipper arrived today!  But, now I know how to salvage some of my old Slippers for when I need a quick fix!

My new Equine Slipper arrived today! But, now I know how to salvage some of my old Slippers for when I need a quick fix!

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3 comments have been posted...

  1. LaBella

    This may or may not be of use to you… Get some bathroom silicone caulk. Use that to glue things that take a lot of wear together. I ha a sofa cushion fall apart in the laundry along the zipper and I could not keep it sewn back together. I was repairing a fish tank, and with the left over I “glued” the zipper back to the cushion, and it worked! This was about 5 years ago, and the silicone glue still holds, and I probably wash the cushions 6 times a year, so…
    Try it!!

  2. dawndi Post author

    Hi Laura: I’m working on a Mama Tess Book and a Norma Jean book… but they are a ways off. I was also thinking of a humorous story book.
    Dunno. What kind of posts would you like to see in a book? Thanks for your interest!

  3. Laura

    I was so moved by the story of the Burross I ordered a necklace. Don’t need it but I wanted to help in some way. It is a beautiful necklace.
    Are you by any chance going to make a compolation of your blog pasting for a book by chance? They would be great and I would certainly buy one!

    Thanks for what you do!

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