"Sox" under hoof boots? - The Horse Forum
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post #1 of 3 Old 07-23-2019, 08:47 AM Thread Starter
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"Sox" under hoof boots?

I think I remember someone on here experimented with using pantyhose or human socks under hoof boots (I use Scoot Boots) to stop rubs. @Hondo , maybe that was you?

My mare had scratches on a hind pastern this spring. It's not cracked or scabby any more, but I miscalculated and rode her in hoof boots too soon into the healing process, and now we have some small rubbed spots with no hair growing in. I have padded gaiters on the back of the boots, and have been putting a layer of vet wrap around the hoof/heel bulbs/pastern that has stopped the rubbed out spots from getting any worse. But it's a bit clunky to wrap every time. I tried riding without the vet wrap yesterday, and she seemed a little sensitive on that leg when I took the boot off, so I think the vet wrap is providing some protection of the sensitive area.

I was just poking around and saw a couple of different "sock" products which claim to stop rubs:

I'm wondering how either of those options would stay in place without riding up when the boot goes on though. With the vet wrap, I go under the hoof so that it stays in place and doesn't end up bunching and rubbing even worse when riding.

Any experiences with these or other advice?
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post #2 of 3 Old 07-23-2019, 09:26 AM
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I’m not convinced that they’d stay put
I wonder if human socks would work, they’d need to be large and stretchy?
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post #3 of 3 Old 07-23-2019, 09:56 AM
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I know a lady who has been doing novice rides here (10-15 miles) with Cavallo comfort socks under her boots. She's been doing pretty well so I don't think she's having any issues with them! Plus they're not horribly spendy to try.....
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