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Re: "instant pads"

Hi Carolyn,

The farrier who did Meshack twice at GMHA told me that
most of the Distance Riders and virtually ALL of his clients
used front pads.  My new farrier puts them on Meshack....
leather in summer and neoprene snow pads in winter.

I heard that one well-known VT rider that did not use pads
had to pull because of a bruise, but the source was not
positive about the problem so I won't mention any names.

Your farrier may not do many distance horses so you must
tell him what YOU WANT or get another farrier.

John and Meshack (Vermont Equestrian Activities)
Secretary/Treasurer Vermont Arabian Horse Association

-----Original Message-----
From: Beckstrom, Carolyn <>
To: '' <>; 'Louisa'
Date: Tuesday, February 22, 2000 1:30 PM
Subject: RC: "instant pads"

>Has anyone used an "instant pad" type product?  Supposedly you can put it
>in 1 minute and it covers, protects, and absorbs shock to the sole and
>My farrier does not "believe" in pads, and my horse does not usually need
>them.  However, there are a couple rides I would like to do that have some
>very rocky areas and I would like to help prevent the possibility of a
>bruise.  Does it work?  if so, how do you get it off once the ride is over?
>Also, does it harm the hoof in any way?
>Thank-you for your help!
>Carolyn and Gem in MA.
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