I just adopted a 4 year old paint. He was living in Houston where they have mainly sandy loam soil but where I live in Austin we have rocky soil that is very hard on his feet since he just recovered from a fungal infection in both of his back hooves.
The other day he tripped and hurt his back right leg and I put him on stall rest to keep it from getting worse sense he lives in a rocky paddock with two other younger geldings (He is the mellow one so he tends to get pushed around).
I do not want to resort to putting shoes on him. I was just wondering if anyone here has any ideas on how to toughen up his feet or many be a good hoof boot he could wear. Could you give me any ideas on cheaper alternatives to shoes.