My senior TB (21, sound, still ridden 3x/week) has hock sores yet again. He’s fine all Winter, but as Spring and Summer roll around, they become an ongoing issue. Depth of shavings in his stall doesn’t really make a difference, as he has a dirt/sand paddock as well - also rolls in the arenas after done working. He LOVES to roll.
I’ve tried the hock shields - seemed to work at first, but then the straps ended up cutting him up and making everything worse. Tried the duct tape trick, can’t keep it on. Corona globbed on doesn’t seem to help. Liquid bandage either. Any other ideas? What worked for you?
*Edit to add a cool update: I actually contacted the company that makes the Hock Shields (Click) and wow - I am blown away by her responsiveness and willingness to help/answer questions. She is sending me a custom pair of fuzzy liners to use on the straps that had been cutting him up - will report back to see if this solves the problem.