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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar. 26, 2010

    Default Bruised Heels - Magic Cushion

    My gelding did a swell job of ripping a shoe off and now has a bruised heel. My farrier has replaced the shoe and added a pad to it to alleviate the bruise, however he's still lame.

    My trainer suggested using Magic Cushion but everything I see says to not have a pad on, which he does have already. Thoughts on how to add this to already padded up feet?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov. 13, 2010


    My guys are barefoot, so I'm not 100% about this information, but I believe you can use magic cushion under a shoe.

    My trimmer recommended it in very dry weather when my flat footed gelding was a little sore. She said that it could be left on for several days without harm and people used it under shoes. Thankfully the gelding never got sore enough that I felt the need to use it (and is ok on hard ground now that his feet are in better shape!).
    come what may

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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr. 25, 2000


    Did you use the hoof testers to be sure a bruised heel us really the issue?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan. 30, 2010


    I would think the shoe/pad would have to come off to apply the magic cushion.

    What about soaking in Epsom salts instead?

  5. #5
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    Jun. 3, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA


    Definitely have to put the Magic Cushion UNDER the pad. Maybe Epson Salts or Animalintex?
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  6. #6
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    Oct. 22, 2009
    Little Pond Farm


    You would need to take the pad off at least. I don't think you want to put MC on the heel bulb or skin area AT ALL, just the hoof. It is pretty harsh stuff directly on skin.

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