Looking for input on making or buying sole paint as a temporary fix, as correct farrier work (hopefully!) solves her intermittent soreness issues.
Seashore Acres sells a product made with DMSO and phenol that looks promising, but the price tag is rather . Hawthorne sells a product called Hoof Freeze that has tighter security than buying Sudafed, it seems. I would prefer not to have to jump through hoops or spend a fortune- any suggestions?
if shes sore then she needs protection untill her soles have healed,
stand her inside for a few days till they harder don't have her out in wet and boggy fields that wont help her she need hard standing and dry area to heal , give it a few days and it will start to heal it self and change your farrier if they the ones that did the trim
Check out Durasole. It helps create a "natural pad" by preventing the exfoliating sole from exfoliating so much - binds and cross links the sole.
It is very helpful for my barefoot horse when we transition from winter (wet, soft feet) to summer (dry and rocky trails). I find after a cycle or two with durasole I no longer need to use it (horse's feet become naturally hard and concave again due to the environment).
shavings are fine. some people but bran flakes on top so that nothing else sticks to it. just throw a hand full in - make sure you heat the turps up first.. like on an old coffee pot heater- dont burn the barn down tho
I have been using Durasole for about one year. A bottle lasts a long time. I put it in a 3oz spray bottle and spray it on the sole. It is so much easier than using the bottle it comes in. My horse has been bare foot for one year largely due to Durasole.
The Sea Shore Acres stuff is fabulous. A bottle lasts a l-o-n-g time. Stop using it a couple of days before your farrier comes or he/she will pass out from the stench and don't get it on your hands, it smells for a week! I also love Hawthorn Sole Pack. Great stuff, less stinky, cushions while it strengthens.
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