Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Orange County, NC
A sole bruise can take a few weeks to heal up. Venice turpentine or iodine does help toughen up the soles. Keeping the feet dry will considerably reduce any lameness..soft soles are more tender. In the long(er) run, make sure your farrier does not trim the toe too short or remove any sole, especially if your horse is thin soled. Often these horses need more frequent (e.g. 4 week), less aggressive trims.
On the sixth day, God created the Quarter Horse.
On the seventh day, he Painted the good ones.