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If they are "old and cold" you shouldn't have to worry about anything. They are generally only painful when the horse first pops them, it is a non essential piece :)
If they are old and cold there isn't anything you can do to make them smaller, if they are new, cold hosing/sweating and wrapping are the best way to treat them.
"Riding: the art of keeping the horse between you and the ground."