Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Middle Tennessee
• Horses: 0
Yes it helps with thrush but make sure you buy the EquiPak CS, as that has copper sulfate in it.
Sometimes there isn’t a lot that can be done for contracted heels. My TWH’s contracted heels barely improved after I took him barefoot 14 years ago.
He is metabolic and foundered, so wore EquiPak for nearly a year. His shoes were and are reset every five weeks; he wears a different co figuration now.
The EquiPak is not a magic bullet. The horse needs frequent trimming by a farrier who knows what they are doing.
I have learned the hard way there aren’t near as many farriers who actually know what they are doing, as there are “shuckers and jivers” who know just enough to put a decent trim on healthy hooves but need their tools confiscated when it comes to special needs hooves:)
A Good Horseman Doesn't Have To Tell Anyone; The Horse Already Knows.
I CAN'T ride 'em n slide 'em. I HAVE to lead 'em n feed 'em Thnx cowchick77.