My horse has been perpetually front foot sore for a while. So now that we’ve taken care of some of her other issues, we’re going to put front shoes back on and hopefully this time try pads with magic cushion.
Here are some of my questions:
Should I have to go buy it, or make my farrier do it? He doesn’t carry it because it’s “too expensive and goes bad quickly”. I didn’t see an expiration date on it, but whatever. If I have to go buy it my, my vet insisted he shouldn’t charge me any additional fee whatsoever to put it on. I agree. Also note that he said it costs him, “$30 a tube and that only lasts for 3 feet”. I wonder if he was thinking of a different product?
Is it really all that great? I’ve already read quite a bit about it and heard many of peoples’ success stories but seriously. My horse has been sore and didn’t even respond well to nerve blocking (what I’m saying is, she still showed significant lameness while blocked). Think it’ll still help? (My vet does, just FYI… I have already gotten a professional opinion.)
Where do you buy it from, and how much do you pay? Amazon has it for $29.99 for a 2lb container which ends up being about $5 per hoof each time you use it. Dover Saddlery has a 4lb container for $49.99 and that should last for 12-14 applications which ends up being $3.60 or a little more per hoof. Is it, therefore, smarter to buy it myself, or just make my farrier buy it and have him handle it all?
Thanks for all the opinions!