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post #11 of 14 Old 07-22-2013, 01:37 PM
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You might look at a fetlock ring before boots. Boots will trap heat and can cause tissue damage.

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post #12 of 14 Old 07-22-2013, 03:09 PM
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My qh wears pull-on rubber bell boots on her fronts (otherwise she manages to cut herself, even though she's not shod). Everything else comes off easily.




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post #13 of 14 Old 07-22-2013, 05:13 PM Thread Starter
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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.
They aren't that bad by us but i guess that could be it.
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post #14 of 14 Old 07-22-2013, 10:22 PM
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They aren't that bad by us but i guess that could be it.
If you stand out there while hes grazing and just watch you should be able to notice if thats it. you will notice him stomping and possibly might see him knock himself. My guy stomps so bad I have to watch out standing around him. Its a big aggressive stomp.. i can see exactly how he ends up catching himself sometimes.

If this is the case you may want to invest in some fly boots but redo them daily and if possible only use them when bugs are bad.. take them off at night. If there are open cuts you will want to wrap them to prevent them from being rubbed.
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