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    02-12-2011, 09:06 AM
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Weanling
To Boot or Not to Boot

I am thinking about buying boots the link is below. My horse just recently sprained his right front tendon and he is doing much better. But I was wondering if he should wear boots when he is lunging (he does only walk and trot currently since he is just turning 3)...so that he doesnt resprain it again. We think he either slipped on ice or moved funky in his stall his stall is 11x11 and he is 15hh

Professionals Choice SMB II Sport Medicine Boots - Horse.com

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    02-12-2011, 10:00 AM
  #2
Trained
I really like the SMB boots, I think they are a great asset to anyone's tack trunk.

Have you talked to your vet about this? I don't know what everyone's relationship is with their vet, but I can just speed dial mine and have a conversation with her at anytime about Nelson and get her advice when needed - can you do that? See what he/she says about it.

Speaking of which - has your vet assessed your 3 year old? And given the clear to start working?
     
    02-12-2011, 10:08 AM
  #3
Weanling
Our vet said to have 5 days stall rest and put surpast on his leg 1 time a day for 5 days and that he can walk and then trot a little on those 5 days for 30 minutes and today is day 6 and he seems to be alot better.
     
    02-12-2011, 10:13 AM
  #4
Trained
Depending on the type of SMB you use, it absorbs up to 25% of the shock of the leg, so it falls into the it can't hurt category. Just be careful about keeping the longing circles large and not over doing it. No sense risking re-injury.
     

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