[RC] long term ez boots experts chime in pleez! - Jon . Linderman
I have this poor appy languishing in my pasture 24/7, long story (little
girls first horse, but the issue is his feet. This poor dopey grandson of
Impressive is built like a Sherman tank w/tremendous forward and lateral
pressure causing his tubules to grow from lateral to medial direction, sort
of blowing outward. He has been growing hoof very slowly and recently
broke off a fairly big hunk from his front lateral toe area (say 1 o'clock
to 3:30ish). My farrier, who has done wonderfully w/my other horses, has
him trimmed up to prevent breaking off anymore, and has his tubules going
fairly perpendicular to the ground, but the big dope (horse, not farrier)
is just flat as a pancake and noticebly ouchy.
I am fairly deft w/ez boots, thanks in large part to help form lots of RC
advice. I have fit him up w/a pair in front, but how long can I reasonably
leave them on? days, a day, hours? Advice on this sort of longterm use of
the boots? I'd like to ease his discomfort and get some hoof under him so
he can be useful again.
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