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post #1 of 4 Old 12-21-2011, 06:47 AM Thread Starter
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Hurting after riding on mulch

So a couple of weeks ago I had my first lesson, improved so much in that hour, but Buzz was a little tender to start off with but he worked through it.

How ever the next day I found him limping really bad, long story short he got a hoof absess, the vet was like it could of been from the mulch arena...

Now my question is, is there a way I can toughen his feet up, without having the acsess to somewhere with mulch besides my lessons?

I havn't had a lesson since then, but didnt really want to since last time he got a hoof absess.
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post #2 of 4 Old 12-21-2011, 06:53 AM
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Didn't the vet tell you what to do?
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post #3 of 4 Old 12-21-2011, 07:51 AM
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If your horse was sore before the lesson started I would think the abscess was already brewing & was not caused by riding on the mulch.
Unless the mulch was made from black walnut or had big sharp sticks I don't see how it would cause problems. I think it's a coincidence that he turned up lame then.
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An abscess can result from a single grain of sand.
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