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    03-12-2012, 10:31 PM
What to do?

Hi everyone!
So For the 3 years I've been leasing this horse, she's ALWAYS had this (don't know the name if there is one)
But apparently she gets it from laying down. Which she doesn't do often. And it never gets any better or goes away.
I've been thinking about putting MTG on it, or at least cleaning it. She's a little sore when I touch/brush it. More so with brushing.
It's only on her hocks jsyk
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    03-12-2012, 11:20 PM
Does she live in a stall even just part time? If so bed her stall deeper. If she lives out and gets the rub marks clean them and use the MTG. I have had horses do this and some even build a callous on the side of their hock. Most times it is on a horse that drags their bedding around the stall then sleeps on the hard surface under the bedding.
    03-12-2012, 11:39 PM
SHe's in if it's going to be too cold and rainy. Always depends on the weather.
And my BO is very light on the bedding because she can't afford to bed them super heavy.
She has a "dirt" mostly rock floor. So I really don't like that.
    03-12-2012, 11:55 PM
I can understand that...I run a boarding facility also. Maybe you could offer to add a bag of shavings every so often to have it thicker. One of my boarders loves his horses standing on over 14" of bedding !!! So he supplies all but 1 bag of pellets each week. Keeps everyone happy and me out of the poor house. Also try using some of the pelleted type bedding on the center of the stall- it packs when the horses walk on it (after is hasgotten wet and expanded) rather than get shoved around like the fluffy stuff. Just a few thoughts.
    03-12-2012, 11:57 PM
Yah! She gets that too, but it's 7 bucks a bag, so they just get a scoop in their pee spot. Saves bedding a LOT.
    03-13-2012, 12:15 AM
Have you thought about putting Hock wraps on her so she don't rub. Can add healing cream under it scrub it daily then dry add cream if it still doesnt heal their may be a foriegn matter in it that's keeping it from healing all the way.
    03-13-2012, 12:26 AM
Hock wraps? I've never heard of them! YAY! More horse stuff to buy hahah!
    03-13-2012, 12:28 AM
Is there a difference between hock boots and hock wraps?
    03-13-2012, 12:30 AM
My horse gets the same thing! She has a stall at night and there are mats in her stall. BO wont let us put more shavings in even though they buy in bulk. Maybe I will just get some my self and bed her stall deeper to see if it helps.
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    03-13-2012, 12:33 AM
I wish I could do the same! Once I get a job again, lots of extra bedding and her vitamins <3

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