I have a mare that has hock sores. I have tried all the topical stuff that has been recomended and it would probably work but she just keeps reinjuring them I guess. I have got her heavily bedded trying to keep her from getting them but she digs before she rolls or lies down so the bedding doesnt always help although I'm sure she doesnt get them as bad or as much as she would without it. I think I need to resort to hock boots and I bought a pair today but they are neoprene and I didn't think about it when I bought them but if these boots are neoprene they will probably also hold in heat. Is that not good? I'm sure these will probably work after the sores are gone but while they are healing will the heat possibly make the sores not heal well? I really want to take care of the issue and I don't mind useing the boots, I just don't want to cause more of a problem if these are actually meant for a certain purpose such as a different injury and shouldnt be used all the time like I intend to use them. Help please!!