Horse’s legs and feet are fragile and more prone to injury than other areas of the body. Treating injuries correctly and efficiently will vastly improve the recovery and healing rates, getting your horse sound and back into work.
Poultice boots are useful to keep in your first aid kit to assist in the recovery of hoof conditions such as abscesses. They help to keep wounds and dressings clean through the healing process without compromise. The Woof Wear Medical Hoof Poultice Boot is particularly useful as the horse can wear it in the stable, and – if sensible – during turnout. They have a grooved sole for grip and an asymmetrical zip for close fit.
A variety of therapy boots are available to treat various injuries and ailments. Ice/cool boots are useful after hard work (such as cross country and hunting) to promote recovery and healing of the tendons. Ceramic therapy boots reflect the horse’s own body heat to warm the legs which can be beneficial to help ease stiffness and arthritic symptoms. Magnetic boots will help too – they increase blood circulation which can also easy stiffness.