Boots for Horses with Sore FeetBoot for horses with sore feet
I have barefooted horses with sore feet on gravel....shoes, gumboots, proposals?
I' m a fairly new stablekeeper and my 18 year old neighbourhood pony has bats. However, I realized that she avoided ballast at every opportunity and I took her with me on the track last weekend and it was a fight to keep her on the road and away from the grass on the side where she ran me into the woods.
Obviously, the proposal is to put her sneakers on. I read that boots are not so great on a saddle. So, I think about those gumboots I'd put on her when she's out in the field. I' m interested in your opinions boots or boots?
"Laurie A. Your descriptive notes that your mare is trying to tell you that the shingle is hurting. Things also sound like this was an issue for you when you were track riding...but then you also attach looking charges for it when it is in the willow also.
Do you have pebbles or solid soil on your pastures? Do you have any reasons to believe she's sore in the field? I have horses I've kept barefooted, for example. Several of them were delicate when crossing pebbles, but pebbles were not part of their regular routines, so it was simple to circumvent them.
You were good on the meadows, in the stadiums and on the country lanes. So long as I shunned black top with bulk or coarse pebbles, they were intact. It is prudent to consider that every single animal is different, as are the circumstances in which it is used.
I show for example in cleaning and for slipping the horses need glide boots. Some of my horses remain in front the whole year round barefooted.... others end with front sneakers. It'?s up to the man?s stallion. So I take off my boots and let the horses stand barefooted during the standstill periods we have, for example, if we don't show them over the cold season, then they are often barefooted and out of order.
Over the years, I know that EZ Boots for horses have come a long way. I' ve got to know a girl who drives in competition with EZ boots....which means that she can work well even under difficult circumstances. It told me that they worked best on horses with a very "normal" foot.
For horses with longer, narrower forms, for example, it was more likely to drop the boots (as I was told). I' ve never even seen anyone leave these boots out in the field. I' d be involved with keeping the dampness against the foot, plus most of mine would probably try to chew it off for fun. What do you think?
I' m praying that some folks who use them will make comment. Most of all, if I wanted to go for a walk and my saddle was barefooted on the meadow, I would probably try the EZ boots and over skid. And if you wanted to try a pair of boots, you could, too.
It' quite possible to wear a few month long boots and then make a comeback. As a child, we almost always kept the horses barefooted. In August the exceptions were when the soil became arid and tough, we rode a great deal and the horses got a little sore.
They were the same tracks we had been on from April until then, but they were still sensitive. So we put on our boots to end the summers and autumn, and then when the rain came the lessons began and we took off our boots less.... we took off our sneakers. They did not mind the two or three trips a weeks and usually did not see their boots again until the end of it.
Well, I think that depends mainly on you and your mare. Can you keep them barefooted and avoid the rocks? When she gets sore even on the pastures, you may have to consider something else. When she' s just'ouchy' on pebbles, when you're riding....think about trying the boots.
Or, if you have a good blacksmith, don't be shy to try your sneakers.