We have a rescue horse that we have put weight on, and he is just the biggest sweetheart. He is not by any means overweight but he is definitely carrying a more healthy weight. The frogs of his front feet seem to be sore and cracking in some areas. We have had a dry summer, but I am wondering if the hoofs will now have to stregthen up with the additional weight and being ridden more. My farrier recommended thrush medicine in the cracked areas, but I am wondering if I should purchase some hoof boots to help eliminate some of the stress for a while. Or could he need these boots for the rest of his life? And would he wear them while in pasture for a while? My other horses have never experienced this but this has been our first rescue horse that was very thin. Any guidance would be so much appreciated - we just adore him and want to do what's best.