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    05-29-2011, 06:28 PM
Splint boots

I got some splint boots (these: Dover Saddlery | Woof All-Purpose Horse Boots. ) for my mare for Christmas, but I am wondering whether they might work for my gelding too. He popped a splint, would these boots help give him more protection when I ride, until he heals? Here are some pictures, I don't know if they are the right size or not, they fit my mare but she is smaller than him.
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    05-30-2011, 02:16 AM
You should give him time off until the splint heals, if he's unsound. Then, when he's back in work splint boots like the woofs may provide added protection to the area. But, you have to make sure that they don't rub the old splint as well.

My gelding has an old splint that isn't too big and I'm able to use the same boot on him without problems. But other horses with bigger splints sometimes have to go bootless because the owners can't find anything that doesn't rub the area.
    05-30-2011, 02:21 AM
Thanks MyBeau! When the splint has healed, will there be a lump there? I was reading something about that indicating a splint but he doesn't have one. He was pin-fired though and he is tender there.
    05-30-2011, 05:56 AM
I wear mine a fraction lower as well so they cover the fetlock

They are really more a preventative thing as opposed to something you would use as a treatment but yes def pop them on to help prevent etc I tend to ride in brushing boots pretty much most of the time when I ride and always on my young horse :)

Re the lump often yes depends on the splint I've heard a cold lemon half helps never tried it though - try google it?
    05-30-2011, 05:39 PM
Well, I hadn't noticed one before, but yes he does have a small hard lump there. He was limping today so I didn't ride him but once he is sound I will put those on him. Thanks for the replies!

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