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post #1 of 14 Old 07-21-2013, 11:47 PM Thread Starter
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Boots for turnout

What does everyone think are the best boots for turnout ? My TB Spencer is always cutting up his legs. He is out on 24\7 turnout so i would take the boots off at night.
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I wouldn't put anything on other than bell boots for turn out.

Where is he cutting his leg? I assume he is shod on the back?
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post #3 of 14 Old 07-22-2013, 12:58 AM Thread Starter
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Yes shod all round. He is cutting to about 1\2 way up his cannon bone on the inside and sometime the outside of his legs. Same with his back legs but mostly on the fetlock.
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I don't understand how he is cutting his back legs.

If he is cutting that high up his fronts, then something is off. Do you have pics of him, and pics of his feet? He obviously overreaches, but that's too much.
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I don't right now, I can get some in the morning. I don't think anything is off. I think he mostly does it when playing with my old gelding.
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My best guess is that he might be hitting himself with the other front foot. Are his legs straight? Does he travel straight or does he wing in?

Truthfully, I won't put any type of boot on my horse in turnout. IMHO, there is just too much risk of them getting it hung on something and doing even more damage than without it.
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I don't right now, I can get some in the morning. I don't think anything is off. I think he mostly does it when playing with my old gelding.
Either he is getting kicked, or something is off. Maybe he's just playing and getting beat up, as you said it's the back legs too.

Post some confo pics and some pics of his feet when you can.
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post #8 of 14 Old 07-22-2013, 12:55 PM Thread Starter
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Here they are.
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BTW Yes I was barefoot and in my pjs. It was early in the morning and I didn't feel like putting shoes or getting dressed just to feed and take pics.
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Are there flies in your area right now? It might be flies/bugs bothering him causing him to stomp and cut his legs. The past two summers my gelding has had a really hard time with the flies. He stomps to the point his kicking out and hitting himself. I use fly boots normally and take them off over night but for some reason they rubbed one day so I had to take them off till his skin was healed up. Now hes gone and cut his one leg again from stomping so we are wrapping with guaze and vetwrap then putting the boots over top. I was considering putting bell boots on too. The fly boots dont COMPLETELY help as he can still kick himself if he does so hard. It does help though and there are less flies on his legs.
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