I have a OTTB that we got a little over a year ago. We tried to transition him to barefoot when we first got him but with his other injuries and thin soles (he would bruise just walking on the grass field and dirt corral) we decided to wait a bit. Were considering it again as his hoofs are in a little bit better condition then they were when we got them.
What are some ways I can help him transition easier this time?
He will be at home with me this time so I will be able to monitor him a whole lot better this time.
Someone told me to use durasole on him to get his soles a little thicker as he has like paper thin soles. Maybe that will help with him not getting so many bruises.
Also I was thinking about buying him hoof boots but can you leave those on in the pasture as long as you make regular check to make sure no rubbing is going on.
What are some other ways to toughen up a sole to transition to barefoot.
I know he may not be one of the thoroughbreds who can go barefoot but I sure as heck atleast want to give it a darn good job.
He wont be doing any real work persay. Just some trail riding and some small jumps in the field.