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    06-19-2011, 09:26 PM
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Green Broke
What do you do for your thin soled horse?

Just curious what other people do for their thin soled horse to keep them comfortable. I bought King a pair of cavallo boots and started treating him with durasole again and it has made a HUGE difference. I can walk him across gravel without him stumbling and acting ouchy one week after the durasole and the cavallo boots make him comfortable to get back to our working up from the walk routine. However, I think shoes and possibly pads are going to be needed to make him 100 percent comfortable all the time.
     
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    06-20-2011, 12:09 PM
  #2
Foal
Durasole is THE BEST. LOVE IT! And also keeping his feet dry help a lot too.
     
    06-20-2011, 12:18 PM
  #3
Showing
I had the farrier put aluminum racing plates back on JJ, as the steel shoes were too heavy and kept coming off. So far, so good.

I use Fiebing's hoof dressing, and I've started him on a hoof supplement that contains biotin. Of course, any change from the supplement won't be noticed for at least 6 to 8 months.
     
    06-20-2011, 12:42 PM
  #4
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Royal Pine Buck    
Durasole is THE BEST. LOVE IT! And also keeping his feet dry help a lot too.
Yes, it is! And I saw results within four days of starting it. He went from me feeling horrible leading him from the pasture to the barn since we have to cross an area that is all gravel to us just cruising through that area.

He is still kind of short strided in the front, but he went from head bobbing lame to no head bob or tripping.
     
    06-20-2011, 02:56 PM
  #5
Foal
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Originally Posted by QHDragon    
Yes, it is! And I saw results within four days of starting it. He went from me feeling horrible leading him from the pasture to the barn since we have to cross an area that is all gravel to us just cruising through that area.

He is still kind of short strided in the front, but he went from head bobbing lame to no head bob or tripping.

YEP! My boy went from having to go from no exfoliating sole to omg he has retained sole!!! The dead stuff literally came off in a chunk because that is what durasole does...the cells of the sole absorb it and it expands and gets calloused. I was kinda feeling bad that the farrier had to trim it but he HAD to or else he wouldn't have a way to map/balance the hoof but after using that my horse went from having 5mm of sole depth to 10mm! That is good.

He still gets ouchy if he steps on a big lone sharp rock but he is much better!

A good balanced diet and as much Turn out as possible helps him too. As the ammonia from a stall eat away the hoof and makes it soft.

LOVE THE STUFF! Durasole.. my biggest worry is it will disappear off the market they always do that to the good stuff for some reason!

Grrrr. Hopefully not with this stuff though.

It was made by a farrier who is very knowledgeable. :)
     
    06-20-2011, 05:16 PM
  #6
Green Broke
Oh, well I'm glad to hear that your horse shed his soles too. I was rather alarmed when King started to shed his the first time I was treating him with durasole. This is the second time I have used it on him and he always goes magically sound after I start treating him, then went lame again when I stopped. So now I am treating him again. I should buy stock in Durasole.
     

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