Hi guys, as some of you know Cinny lacerated his foot last summer through the coronet band. Serious Heel, foot, coronet injury :( VERY GRAPHIC BLOODY ! UPDATE: 07/09/12 !!! It healed up pretty well, however now that he has had time to regrow hoof, it has been determined that it is weak in the area where he cut the coronet band.
My farrier and vet both don't want to put shoes on him (he has never worn shoes in his life) because they are afraid it will make it worse. It was suggested I use Easy Boots ore similar for any riding outside of the soft arena.
Does anyone have experience with these, as well as fitting them. Is there a brand, style etc I should avoid? I have no clue what size to get or how to determine what size to get. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
He is a 15 h APHA. When his hooves grow they do not grow longways, they more or less grow flared (another reason they don't' want to shoe him, it would put more pressure on his hooves as they grew out).
Thank you for ANY and all suggestions. If you have other ideas besides easy boots, please let me know. He is perfectly sound and I want to keep him that way.