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post #1 of 8 Old 06-28-2013, 11:37 AM Thread Starter
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Tender soles... Durasole a solution?

I have a mare with tender soles. I'm giving up on barefoot and boots and going back to shoes. I found a thread about a year old discussing this product and wondered if there were any more opinions on this product ..or any other suggestions. At the dawn of time, when I did some endurance, people talked about using iodine as a sole toughener and I have also seen betadine suggested.
I will be discussing this with the farrier but I would also appreciate any information you might have.
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post #2 of 8 Old 06-28-2013, 11:52 AM
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Durasole is good stuff. Definitely toughens up the soles!

My personal favorite use for Durasole is to kill thrush and open up any cracks in their frogs. I keep some on hand just for that, because it will really dry out the crack and open it up to air, so it is actually the best thrush cure I have found. Slightly off topic!

Anyway, I don't think you will be disappointed in it as a sole hardener. It really does a great job.

It actually has iodine in it, but iodine alone is not anywhere near as good as Durasole. I have never really noticed iodine drying out thrush or toughening up soles, although mainly I just tried it as a thrush cure.

And even though Durasole comes in a small bottle, it lasts a long time because you barely have to put any on. It spreads really well and you don't want to over-apply it.
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works even better if you dry the (clean) sole with a hair dryer or heat gun for a minute and then apply and scrub in with a toothbrush. It soaks in really well that way. You can apply a couple times the first day. It 100% works. Wear gloves unless you want callouses on your hands where it touches lol. I hate that feeling.

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Another vote in favor of Durasole.

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Thank you for the replys...and the warning to use gloves, Trinity.
I talked with the farrier earlier today and he shoes a lot of racehorses and said they use it a lot for them.
I'll pick up some Sunday when I get in to civilization, and a real farm store.

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am I reading it right that you need to apply it 6 times a day for a week? That seems like a ridiculous request.
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you *can* apply it that much. I have never found that necessary.

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Will this stuff work in the winter? My horses shoes are pulled with the snow flies, but the ground freezes first and just a skiff of snow which makes them tenderfooted for a bit. I would like to use this if it will help?
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