Saturday, October 3, 2009

These boots are made for walking....

That's what I need. Aside from the next step of bubble wrapping Denali, I need to think of another option. Her right hind fetlock is still swollen. I need to call the insurance company on Monday, then call the vet. Stupid insurance will cancel if I don't contact them before I contact the vet. Our trainer thinks that it is because she hit herself with her other foot. I'm not so sure. I am wondering if boots would help. I don't know that much about boots on a horse. I know they serve different purposes. My thought is, she is clipping herself running outside, would I leave her boots on her? Are there good boots for this? She just has funky confirmation on the hind end. I don't know how to explain it... she's not cow hocked, she's not even bow legged (human term I know.) it just looks like she's about to clip herself every time she runs. Is this all horses? I guess I could get off my lazy butt and look for myself...

Idea on boots though?

3 comments:

joanna said...

It should be fine to turn out with boots. A lot of show horses are to protect them from injuries. If she is hitting herself, I certainly would.

Frizzle said...

Yep, some simple brushing boots or splint boots would be fine to leave on her 24/7. Woof and Davis make decent affordable versions. Just make sure they're not left on for days at a time without being taken off and having her legs brushed -- she could get dirt/sweat/etc. built up in there and it could irritate her skin.

Denali said...

Now to find some. I can find fronts, but not backs... Hum... (It doesn't help that I'm anal and want red ones.)