Re: [RC] Shock absorbing shoes - Charles
Not sure if this will help or not, but I have a Percheron with Ringbone, and
a Shire who we thought was developing it. (may have been a hematoma). I've
been using Supracor pads on them. You can get them at
http://www.supracor.com/equestrian/ther-hoofpad.html. I order them from
www.thehorseshoebarn.com and they have great service.
Neither horse has shown any lameness since using the pads. The farrier
loves them. They are relatively thin. They are easy to work with.
Finally, they really last. Jon and Keepers have size 6 shoes, and the inner
area is good enough that we can cut down and use the pads on Tully (my
wife's horse, size 4 shoe, no ringbone, but sore feet for other reasons, and
a proprioception problem). I'm going 4 to 5 weeks on Jon, and 6 weeks on
Keepers (depends on several factors).
----- Original Message -----
From: "Esther Young" <essy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, September 24, 2002 3:30 PM
Subject: [RC] Shock absorbing shoes
> I've been a long time lurker on Ridecamp from the UK, and I have a
> for you guys. So please be gentle with me!
> My horse (Spanish-bred arab) is quite upright in build and I've always had
> to be very careful about the amount of concussion he can cope with. We
> doing quite well before our enforced year off last year due to Foot &
> disease, and then this year we've had the odd problem with bruising and
> concussion related soreness. Part of that is due to him getting a tad too
> excited about being back in the sport he loves, and I know I've got some
> work to do on getting him to look after himself again. But part of it is
> also due to his upright conformation.
> I'm a little wary about using pads - I don't know why because I know
> come a long way since the only pads available were leather pads which made
> the shoes loose.
> I have however seen some shock absorbing shoes on sale in the US. For
> example these: http://www.equithotics.com and these:
> Has anybody used these and if so how did you get on?
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- [RC] Shock absorbing shoes, Esther Young