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post #1 of 8 Old 03-28-2017, 09:52 AM Thread Starter
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Medical hoof boot for turnout

Woof Wear Medical Hoof Boot in Soaking Boots / Hoof Pads at Schneider Saddlery

It looks pretty slick and looks like it would work for horses with a major hoof wound and are out 24/7.

I say "looks" because this is one thing I don't have but would buy if I needed to.

I've bought a lot of stuff from Schneider tack and can say they have always been great to do business with.

I love their water proof blankets -- Joker received several compliments on his at the vet clinic. The front closure is Velcro plus snaps.

Anyway, I put this in the Heath section thinking it would get more attention but it might be better served in "Hoof Care"

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I CAN'T ride 'em n slide 'em. I HAVE to lead 'em n feed 'em Thnx cowchick77.
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Thanks for post that 'Walk', I've been thinking about how I can protect Willow's feet if I need too when the snow finally goes and the ground gets hard and then we have all the stones here to add to that. She's done great all winter without the front shoes on and her feet are finally looking better for it so it would be a pain to have to go back to shoes and pads if she starts to get 'ouchy', which I think she might because she's still got a way to go before she's moved on from that phase
I think I'm going to measure her feet and order some, if they don't work its going to totally break the bank!!
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Thanks for post that 'Walk', I've been thinking about how I can protect Willow's feet if I need too when the snow finally goes and the ground gets hard and then we have all the stones here to add to that. She's done great all winter without the front shoes on and her feet are finally looking better for it so it would be a pain to have to go back to shoes and pads if she starts to get 'ouchy', which I think she might because she's still got a way to go before she's moved on from that phase
I think I'm going to measure her feet and order some, if they don't work its going to totally break the bank!!
Why not buy boots designed for re rehabilitation, versus soaker boots. Those look okay for short term, but would not wish to use them beyond time needed to soak.
There boots are what I use on Smilie, when the ground gets very frozen and bare, with no snow for padding,and lumps of frozen dirt and poop everywhere


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Woof Wear Medical Hoof Boot in Soaking Boots / Hoof Pads at Schneider Saddlery

It looks pretty slick and looks like it would work for horses with a major hoof wound and are out 24/7.

I say "looks" because this is one thing I don't have but would buy if I needed to.

I've bought a lot of stuff from Schneider tack and can say they have always been great to do business with.

I love their water proof blankets -- Joker received several compliments on his at the vet clinic. The front closure is Velcro plus snaps.

Anyway, I put this in the Heath section thinking it would get more attention but it might be better served in "Hoof Care"
I'm skeptical, I just don't think this would hold up to "real" turnout. Secondly a horse that needs that style of hoof boot (injury for ex) probably won't be out 24/7 anyways! If you want a turnout boot get a turnout boot not a medical one.

It definitely looks very spiffy though, I like it lol. Definitely an upgrade to most of them! Thanks for sharing! I wouldn't use it as you described but would definitely buy if I needed that sort of thing! (Which I won't, right? lol)
@Smilie , those are cool, thanks for sharing. Those are a nice in between for medical boots and regular boots. Definitely bookmarking for something I also hopefully won't need but very well might for my IR boy. (Yikes they're expensive though!)

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I don't think it's meant for extensive turnout.

I posted the link as, more than once, the issue of needing a temporary boot has come up but the horse is out 24/7 in mud, with no shelter.

The hoof is injured and needs covered but mud will get in a traditional boot. This appears to be designed to keep mud out.

I would tKe the gamble if my horse was in mud with no shelter and tHe hoof needed covered. It's just an option for people whose horses are in muddy living environments to think about. It also stands to reason this boot would need the inside washed every day.

$57 is quite a bit of money to gamble whether or not it will do its job.

It also says it is best used with a bell boot over top to keep the horse from clipping the boot and possibly damaging the boot:)

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A unique close fitting hoof boot designed to keep wounds, poultices and dressings clean. This boot is suitable for use in the stable and can be used on sensible horses in the paddock. The boot is designed using flexible and light materials to enable easy fitting and as a cost effective alternative to adhesive bandage and tape. Bearing this in mind exuberant horses and those having undertaken a period of box rest may damage the boot by standing on it or doing racing stops. In these situations you may wish to consider placing an overreach boot on top of the medical hoof boot or using a more traditional poultice for the first day turned out.
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Smilie - Thanks for the link.
I think those boots are more for horses that need a more permanent protection?
I'm looking more at something to use short term if she looks a bit sore some days that would be easier than wrapping with a pad and duct tape. She's gone through the winter with the icy rutted ground we've had a lot of this year so I'm hoping she'll be OK but only time will tell.

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Smilie - Thanks for the link.
I think those boots are more for horses that need a more permanent protection?
I'm looking more at something to use short term if she looks a bit sore some days that would be easier than wrapping with a pad and duct tape. She's gone through the winter with the icy rutted ground we've had a lot of this year so I'm hoping she'll be OK but only time will tell.
Actually, while I did use those boots quite extensively, when Smilie had that severe mechanical founder that i posted about, they now are great for putting on, just when she needs that extra protection between her and the hard ground, as I am trying to keep shoes off her.
Thus, I now have her barefoot during the day, when the ground becomes un frozen, and she is fine. I put them on over night, when the ground freezes, including those lumps of muddy ruts and poop. It is just a precaution, to protect her coffin bone, while I wait for that normal hoof wall, FINALLY growing, to reach the ground.
Not sure what is wrong with your horse, but thought I would mention them, as you can get various inserts, and they give both great protection, plus frog support. Very easy to put on and off.
Hope your horse is fine,having just a short term issue, as dealing with a hoof issue can be very frustrating at times!
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