It’s been about 6 weeks since I first put the 24/7 Equine Fusion boots on Zorro. He had one week in that time in which he didn’t wear them because one fell off, otherwise they’ve been on 24/7!
The changes I’m seeing are really quite wonderful. He is finally starting to grow some heel! I didn’t do much today aside from rasping his toe area a little bit. He had a lot of old sole that wanted to flake out so I took that. I didn’t trim his frogs and only lightly rasped the seat of the corn to level them, but not to take any height off there. I think things are looking really good!
I can’t get any more use out of the 24/7’s not because they ran out of tread but because the leather uppers won’t hold up to any more gluing.
So today I put the old Easy Boot Minis on him. I don’t like to use those for 24/7 use because they hold all the moisture and create an environment ripe for thrush, but I want him to keep growing that heel. I padded the boots with felt hoping that helps some with moisture. Then I taped them closed with athletic tape.
I loved using the 24/7’s because they have a drain hole in the bottom and they did not ever trap moisture. His feet look fantastic after wearing them for so long!
So my experiment totally worked! I promised my Handsome Hubby that I wouldn’t buy any more boots for now, but I will be getting the 24/7’s again later and using them for Zorro. I may try a different glue next time. The glue that you get from Equine Fusion is really interesting, kind of stretchy and foamy, but it doesn’t seem to hold up well. I am interested to see if the Vettec glue will work a bit better and last longer. Especially since we will be driving next summer!