My pony had her first case of laminitis last summer due to being pretty overweight as the field we had her in had pretty lush grass.
We put her on pain medication and got a muzzle for her, and she quickly got over it in a few weeks.
She also is prone to getting abcesses, she has white hooves which are prone to cracking. She got a bad drop last august and has been stabled ever since then. We put her on a diet and she has lost plenty weight. We fed her hoof kind, a feed specially for lamintis prone horses, and supplemented it with cornucrescine for her hooves.
However, I am moving her back to the field next month.
I plan to section off a small part of it with electric fencing and keep her in there for the summer. We plan to top the field first, and then I plan to put on her muzzle for a while(few weeks) so that she doesn't eat through it all too quickly.
The part of the field I'm sectioning off is at the top of a slope, so I'm hoping that even in rainy weather, there'll be little chance of her getting drop.
Also in the plan is keeping her as fit as possible and in good shape.
Is there anything else I can do to try prevent both the laminitis and the drop? (Besides frequent farrier visits)
Also, what's the best way of keeping her hooves in a good condition without always having to feed her supplements?