My new gelding had his shoes pulled last week. He was sore today walking down the gravel driveway to the barn, although he was fine in the pasture and on other soft footing. My trimmer said he will toughen up in a few weeks, although with how wet everything is, it might be longer. I'm looking at boots for riding now, although I messed up the measurements because I didn't realize I need to do mm vs inches so I'll probably have to get new measurements. But I feel bad asking him to walk where he's sore, and we have to walk on gravel to get anywhere. Has anyone had luck with a hoof hardener in that situation? The trimmer recommended Venice turpentine.