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[RC] Corns - - What to do? - Don Huston

Hi Sharon,
You made a Snugpax for me that holds 2 Old Macs in the center pouch plus water bottles etc. It has been working perfect, thanks for a quality product. Well, you already know what my advise is gonna be but it's not because I think steel shoes are all bad. Not all horses do well in steel shoes just like not all women (including my wife) can wear high heels 8 hrs 5 days a week. If your horse is hunting the softer ground his hooves are bruised much worse than you think. It's winter now just pull the shoes, trim lightly every 2-3 weeks max and try some boots so you can keep riding and let the horse heal before you make a real problem. You can put steel back on anytime. I do have a suggestion if you must stick with steel try hot-shoeing. It has a major bad side effect of drying the hoof so if your horse has dry, shelly feet don't do it. The good part is the shoe will fit perfectly to the hoof and distribute the concussion evenly and not concentrate it at the heels.

Don Huston


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