My horse is adjusting to going barefoot in the front and he's really sore over the harder ground at the ranch. He seems to be totally fine when he's in the nice, cushy arena sand, but the rest of the time he's very sore, so I've decided that I'd like to try putting hoof boots on him while he is adjusting.
I've been trying to read into them more and figure out which ones would work well for us without having to post a topic, but I'm getting very confused, so I'd really appreciate some help on which ones to get.
First and foremost I want something that will be easy to put on and take off, as I will only have them on him a minimal amount. (probably only to and from the tie/arena are from his stall) So that means I will be putting them on and taking them off minimally once every day, even if I am in a hurry and just taking him out to turn him out in the arena.
I also want something that is not going to be uncomfortable for my horse. I feel like at this point he's been through enough soreness and would rather not put something on him that will rub him, even if he is only wearing them for a short time.
It doesn't matter too much if they don't last very long, as they won't be used for long periods of time and only until his feet are in better condition.
Most likely I won't even be riding him in these boots, and if I did end up riding him in them it would only be at a walk for a short time over pretty even terrain. Most of the riding I do at the moment is light arena work, which he can do just fine (as stated, because of the sand) and will not need the boots.
I'd prefer to spend less money, and only spend more if it is absolutely necessary.
Thank you very much for helping me through this headache! =P