Before I got my pinto Copper, I was called to see him because he wasn't walking well. He had thrush. He feet smelled terrible. I took him down to the beach and backed him into the salt water. After a few days of beach time, he was fine and we both had some fun. Now when my horses have difficulty, I soak their feet in warm salty water in a bucket, usually while they are eating. I live further away from the beach then my cousin who owned Copper at the time.