Mitch has had (so far) one hoof abcess, and one puncture wound to his front hooves this winter, and it's keeping him out of action The latest is still healing, and the winter is doing us no favours in letting it heal(snowed for the first time in history today). So far I have been keeping it poulticed, and wrapped with a nappy, plastic bag, vet wrap, electrical tape and duct tape(i've tried it all in many different combos)... I've put on so much duct tape it turns into a hoof-cast, because mr houdini out there can get off anything and everything... Yes, that even includes inner tubes that have been TIED to his leg... and then duct taped over that!
So, I need to keep his hoof clean, and after tonight having him manage to brake my hoof wrap yet AGAIN, I think I may have to just spend the money on a hoof boot of some sort and hope to hell that it stays on(because this is downright ridiculous, its like he WANTS to be lame), and the one I have found to be my favourite so far is the Hoof eeze boot. So if anybody has had any good/bad reviews of that for me it would be much appreciated, as I am at my wits end with this horse being constantly lame! He is not lame at the moment, but if that draining hole gets clogged up with mud again, there goes another 2 weeks of training.
I read a sentence on the manufacturers website that so far no horse has been able to get the boot off... Well they haven't met Mitchell This horse can get a brand new shoe off, yeah, a normal horse shoe that has been nailed on, within one week, and hide it **** well... He is in a flat paddock half the size of my lounge (small) and I can not find that shoe. So I'm just going to have the other one pulled off
And yeah, that was a bit of a rant also ... I feel better now
This is the specific boot...
Hoof Eeze Boots - ActionFeeds - Online Shopping