Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Middle Tennessee
• Horses: 0
In the U.S. that is called "Quicking a Horse".
Hopefully the professionals will come in, but from my life-long horse ownership point-of-view, if the horse is lame I would keep the horse barefoot until the hoof has a chance to heal and grow out.
I would also tell (not recommend, tell) the owner to stay off the horse until it's not lame anymore.
I would want the horse on dry ground and in a clean stall (box) until the healing process is well under way to prevent fungus or bacteria from getting in there.
A Good Horseman Doesn't Have To Tell Anyone; The Horse Already Knows.