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    I have a tb with decent feet that has been foot sore the last few weeks. He is barefoot and I intend on keeping him that way for now. I know this time of year is hard on feet and I was looking for a way to get him some relief. He has been on a hoof supplement with MSM for about 2 years and I use Venice turpentine. I started looking into the Sore No More products and thought maybe the poultice they sell might be worth a try. Any one ever used this product? If so what is your opinion on it? Thanks!

  • #2
    I use the poultice on my horses' legs after endurance rides or particularly strenuous conditioning rides and it is fabulous!! Legs are always nice and tight the next morning- not sure about using it for feet though. I always pack hoofs with Magic Cushion after the hard rides
    "Traditions are basically just peer pressure from dead people"


    • Original Poster

      Thanks for the magic cushion suggestion. Just did some reading on the stuff and it sounds like what I need. Wish it wasn't so expensive but looks like it's well worth it.


      • #4
        Magic cushion is one of very few products that lives up to it's name. Sore No More is great stuff too but not for what you need.
        McDowell Racing Stables

        Home Away From Home


        • #5
          I poulticed my TB geldings feet every other day when we pulled his shoes with sore no more. It did a wonderful job of strengthening his feet and reducing the bruising. I poulticed, wrapped in wet brown paper, packed cotton on the bottom, vet wrapped all that together then made a duct tape sole for my contraption.
          --Luck is what happens when preparedness meets opportunity--


          • #6
            Sore No More makes a "Sauce" which is a blend of the original with iodine iirc. In the frozen tundra winter, when I can't get magic cushion to stay in barefoot hooves, if the boys come in ouchy from walking on the hard frozen pock-marked paddock, I paint their soles with the Sauce and it works a wonder.

            I've used the poltice for darn near everything but can't say I tried it on the feet yet. Neat!
            Being terrible at something is the first step to being truly great at it. Struggle is the evidence of progress.


            • Original Poster

              Thanks for all the feedback! I just want to make him more comfortable. Probably bothers me more than it does him lol.


              • Original Poster

                I also did some reading on Rebound. Maybe easier to keep on than the Magic Cushion since he's barefoot?? He is also out half the day. Not sure which one.


                • #9
                  I'm not sure about rebound but a good option slightly cheaper than magic cushion is Forshner's packing.


                  • #10
                    My farrier had me use just straight iodine on a TB with sensitive feet. It worked and no need to worry about packing staying on a bare foot.


                    • #11
                      Forshner's works better for horses that need moisture in the feet, at least that is what I have used it for, not soreness. I would use the Magic Cushion and just tape it on for a night like you would for an abscess if horse is barefoot.
                      "We, too, will be remembered not for victories or defeats in battle or in politics, but for our contribution to the human spirit." JFK


                      • #12
                        I used rebound and it stayed in for at least a day while my guy was turned out. It's great because there is no wrapping required. Just read the instructions fully, after packing the hoof you put shavings on the packing to seal it in. It is also easier to apply with a wet hand then when wearing a glove.


                        • #13
                          I used Forshner's last year and this summer until a few weeks ago and switched to Magic Cushion Extreme for some extra help. Forshner's is good for general hoof packing, but I'm really liking the Magic Cushion

                          Magic Cushion is a lot easier to get out of the tub and into the foot than Forshner's. It also has stayed in for several days at a time, granted in a horse with shoes.

                          I pack it in the foot at least 1/2 inch thick. Then I grab very fine shavings/dirt/sand and pat that into the Magic Cushion. Then I let him stand in a dirt/shavings aisle for a few minutes. Then I hose him off as usual. I was nervous about the water washing out the Magic Cushion, but I actually think the moisture that seeps into the shavings and Magic Cushion help harden it up a bit. My horse still had completely packed feet after 2 days, with 24/7 turnout.


                          • Original Poster

                            Well bought the stuff. Applied it, wrapped feet, turned out. Bandages promptly fell off I will try again with shavings and leave in. Considering how long and how much effort it took for me to get all the stuff off my hands, I'm feeling fairly confident that at least some of it will stay on his feet. Thank God I have a patient horse to deal with Thanks again for all the help guys! Heres to a less sore horse soon.


                            • #15
                              Use a piece of hoof sized brown paper to scoops up and squish the MC in the hoof. Leave the paper in place. Remove MC from yourself or anywhere else you got it that you didn't want it to be with rubbing alcohol.
                              McDowell Racing Stables

                              Home Away From Home


                              • #16
                                What did you use to wrap the feet? After applying the paper, you'll need something extra sticky like elastikon--regular vetwrap can go over that but vetwrap won't be enough on its own to stay on the foot most likely if horse lives out. I've seen some people add duct tape, but IMO elastikon is easier to remove. I would try wrapping again since your horse is barefoot. Paper may be enough if the horse had shoes.


                                • #17
                                  There is a nice Youtube video how to apply it... And I also recommend Keratex. I used it for 2 days now and its totally amazing. And I just apply it with a brush...


                                  • Original Poster

                                    I applied the Magic Cushion, put a hoof size piece of brown paper, vet wrap, and then duct tape. They slipped off over each time. Went up over the bulb of the foot on the second wrapping which helped but they still worked their way off.
                                    I went this am and packed his feet with the stuff then patted shavings on top and put him in for the day which is his normal routine anyhow. Worked like a charm. Much less frustrating and a heck of a lot easier.


                                    • Original Poster

                                      I have considered the Keratex. I have been using Venice turpentine at least 3 times weekly per my farrier's instruction and def think it has helped his feet maintain. Thanks for the suggestion!


                                      • Original Poster

                                        Shavings on top of the Magic Cushion did the trick. Well at least whiles he's in for the day I'll have to spruce up my hoof bandaging skills if he's going to wear it out.