mmm I thought it may have been rubbing from the bell boots. But yeah, they do dry out once the bell boots are off. I haven't had a chance to had a close look at her heels after the boots have been off for a while. I'll do that tomorrow morning. She has to wear these bell boots for 5 hrs a day in often wet and muddy conditions when she is turned out. All the other time, apart from being ridden, the boots are taken off. It
Is this rubbing likely to be a problem warranting me not putting on the bell boots? Bearing in mind that she has cut her heels several times from overreaching, mainly in turnout? It doesn't hurt her at all, but I'll definitely keep an eye on it. I didn't notice the rubbing until we started getting heavy dews at night, it must be that her boots are wet and that makes them rub.
When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk: he trots the air; the earth sings when he touches it; the basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes. ~William Shakespeare