Ok, so I posted awhile back about my 4 yr TB mare with chronically sore feet. She has toe and heel pain and moves very choppy, toe first, and just sore looking on even soft footing.
The game plan had been to keep shoes on her up front and wait for her feet to grow out a bit and see if she had any improvement in time. I also have her on smart sox and a hoof supplement that I thought with time might help.
BUT, she threw her left front shoe twice last week and the second time ended up breaking up a good bit of her foot. My farrier was out yesterday and said he couldn't get the shoe back on, that she didn't have enough hoof to hold it. So we decided to pull the other and leave her barefoot.
To quote my farrier, he said " it feels like were jumping off a cliff by doing this". Her feet had grown and improved quite a bit since I got her in the
Beginning of the year and now we are back at square one. I am beyond frustrated and on the verge of giving up on her and sending her back to her previous owner who said she would buy her back. It's hard to justify spending the time, energy, and most importantly money, on a horse I can't do anything with.
When I posted on here about her before I got several suggestions to pull her shoes and either cast them or get her boots.
My question is, are there any boots that can safely be worn 24/7 for turnout? Also, is casting something I can do myself? Any other options, opinions, suggestions appreciated!