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Which boots to use for a horse with flat feet!?

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  • My horse is flat footed
  • Horse boots due to flat feet

 
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    11-25-2008, 12:40 AM
  #1
Foal
Smile Which boots to use for a horse with flat feet!?

Hello everyone,
I have a 6 year old thourough bred gelding.
Love love love him!! Even though he is a bit temperamental and stubborn at times.
He was a bit of an abuse case when he was racing. He wouldn't jump out of the box fast enough (ie. Walk out) or just sleep there.
He is now finally walking, trotting and cantering on the bit beautifully but he does have very flat feet. Especially on his left front foot.
Therefore his leg is not sound most of the time and it affects his shoulder and back as well.
Vet recommended to use some tendon boots on his front and some fetlock boots for the bed.
Anyone think so too? Any ideas which ones I should get? Should I use bell boots as well?
Any advise would be appreciated!
Thank you
     
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    11-25-2008, 12:44 AM
  #2
Showing
Bell boots and tendon support boots are always good to use when you are riding. Even if you don't have a problem, sometimes they can help prevent one. As for the hoof problem, I would find a good farrier around and see if maybe there can be some corrective shoeing done to fix the problem. Unfortunately, I think this is a fairly common thing among TBs due to their breeding.
     
    11-25-2008, 12:53 AM
  #3
Foal
Well good farriers might be hard to come by where I live as it's in singapore and we don't have the luxuery to have good farriers around there for I am asking about boots :)
So would you say tendon boots and fetlock boots as well as bell boots on all 4? Or just bell on the front and tendon boots and fetlock boots at the back?
Thanks
     
    11-25-2008, 12:59 AM
  #4
Showing
Me personally, I like the Classic Legacy system because they are trim and provide the support that your horse needs; however, there are other brands that can be found for alot less money. I would advise full support boots on all 4 legs and bell boots or combo boots on the front. Better to prevent an injury than to try to fix one. :) I have ordered from this site before and found them to be very good. I don't know if they ship overseas though. Good luck finding something and welcome to the forum.
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    11-25-2008, 01:11 AM
  #5
Foal
Thank you for the welcome!
I think I might like it here! :)
I think I might do what you suggested. I defo think better safe than sorry is better than doing something later. Also the bills will be much higher :)
     
    11-25-2008, 08:26 PM
  #6
Started
I would get some hoof boots for your horse if he's foot sore due to flat soles. Keeping him barefoot and trimmed correctly will help bring his sole up. Many race horses are trimmed wrong as they feel a long toe helps them dig into the dirt.. It's very hard on the horses legs tho.
     

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