My horse has a deep bruise on the sole of her hoof (the vet said he thinks she may have even popped a few blood vessels). She needs some sort of protection until it heals completely. Vet recommended shoes and pads, but she’s not good with being shod and she always manages to lose them. That being said, traditional shoes and pads aren’t an option. I’ve been considering hoof boots (probably Cavallos, but not dead set on them) but I’ve heard that boots aren’t good for turnout. I am able to stall her at night so she’d have some time out of them, but they’d need to be on during the day (probably 12-14 hrs). I’ve also heard that glue-on shoes might be a good alternative for her, but I don’t know anything about them. Could pads be used with glue-on shoes? Do they stay on? Any opinions on any of these options? Or any other options? Any advice is appreciated!
Also if anyone does recommend the Cavallo boots, how did the sizing work for you? Some people say they run small, others say large, and others say true to size. Any problems with rubbing?