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  1. #1
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    Default Can't get soaking boot off... Any suggestions?

    Hi,
    I got a Davis soaking boot to try to protect my horse's hoof (recovering from an abscess) in turn-out. I soaked his foot yesterday night, packed it with ichthammol, and put the boot on top. This morning I couldn't for the life of me remove the darn thing...
    I tried using hot water (similar to putting bell boots on and off) but it didn't work. I don't really want to cut it off if it can be avoided as I just bought it. Any suggestions?
    Thanks!



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    I assume you've put a hoof pick or similar down the back to help with leverage? Have you rubbed Vaseline inside the boot (don't know if it will work, but it's worth a shot)?

    I love the Davis soaking boots, and they are hard to get off, but if you got it on, it will come off
    "If you can't feed 'em, don't breed 'em."


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    Can you spray some Show Sheen in there?
    friend of bar.ka



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    Maybe try to pour some mineral/corn/veggie oil down in the boot to make it slippery?
    Tell a Gelding. Ask a Stallion. Discuss it with a Mare... Pray if it's a Pony!



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    I second the vaseline suggestion!



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    Might just need some air in the boot to release the vacuum seal that sometimes happens(always happens to me!). Using a hoof pick at the back of the boot to try and get some air in there might help. Otherwise... Vaseline! Or hand lotion might squish around a bit more.



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    Thanks everyone! Vaseline and lots of wiggling with a hoof pick did the trick yesterday night!


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