Originally Posted by MyBoyPuck
Thank you sarahver, that makes sense. I'm glad to hear it was a relatively short recovery time too. I've been using Farrier's Fix oil on the soles which is mostly venice turpentine so hopefully that will work. Does it help to keep walking him on just hard surfaces until he's toughened up, or should I keep trying the more challenging stuff while he's adjusting?
Sara, yes, another possibility. The sand creates pressure, but not pressure points tho, unless there are sharp rocks in it.
I wouldn't be putting oil, turps or such on his feet. They don't need to be harder so much as grow thicker, to provide the support & protection needed. Therefore I would be thinking about 'toughening up & 'adjusting' for now, until they can become healthier first. Best move is to learn all you can about hoof function & management. Hoofrehab.com & barehoofcare.com are 2 good sites.