Join Date: May 2007
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
I would give them a try. The heat would probably be more of an issue if you were working her in them, which you are not planning on. Just take them off and clean the sores daily. The air getting on them will help. Whenever you have her out of her stall, keep the boots off.
If there is anyway you can have her turned out more, that might help also. When she is turned out, keep the boots off. Only wear the boots when she is in the stall. Also, it would probably be good to put some antibiotic cream on them daily until they heal, cover that with a square of goss, wrap that with a layer of vet-wrap, then put on the hock-boots. Check, air out, and replace daily.
I know the pain of hock sores... our gelding had them really bad 2 years ago, but when we began keeping him turned out, they healed, and have not come back. :)