How to Use the Hoof Wraps Brand Equine Soaker
As Seen on Elisa Wallace’s Vlog: “How to Soak”
If you want to learn the how’s and why’s of soaking the horse’s hoof, we have a video for you!
Our own Hoof Wraps Brand Equine Soaker is featured on Elisa Wallace’s Vlog–“How to Soak.”
Elisa Wallace is a professional 3-Day Eventing rider who is well known for her work with Off Track Thoroughbreds (OTTBs) and American mustangs.
In this unsolicited testimonial, Elisa uses the Equine Soaker on Gamble, an OTTB she recently acquired at the racetrack. Elisa is overseeing his care with the hopes of giving him a successful career as a sport horse since racing was not for him.
Elisa reports that Gamble has “sore feet” and is using a soak to ease his discomfort. The use of Hoof Wraps Brand Equine Soakers is a great way to help ease the soreness in the hooves of OTTBs transitioning to a new career after the track.
“This is Play Big aka Gamble. He’s got some pretty sore feet still. He tested positive with the hoof testers and he also has a little bit of filling in his pastern, so I am doing a regimen of soaking him with Epsom salts and I’m using my Hoof Wraps Equine Soaker.”
“I let him soak for 20 minutes in the nice warm water and Epsom salts and this is really great because then it allows you to multitask while the horse is soaking and you don’t have to sit there and make sure their foot stays in the bucket and they’re able to soak.”
Step by Step to Hoof Soaking to Ease Soreness
Step 1: Get your Hoof Wraps Equine Soaker
Step 2: Add 1 cup Epsom Salt
Step 3: Fill with warm water about ⅓ of the way full
Step 4: Make sure Epsom Salt is dissolved
Benefits of Soaking Your Horse’s Hoof
Soaking the horse’s hooves will helps with abscesses, white line treatment and for hoof bruises or laminitis.
Tips When Soaking Your Horse’s Hoof
When you are preparing your horse’s hoof for soaking, clean the hoof wall and underside of the hoof as best you can. Hoof picks with brushes are ideal for this. Have your horse on a clean and level surface where he’s comfortable and safe.
Before you fill the Soaker Sack with your soaking solution, make sure your horse is comfortable with the Sack over his hoof and leg. You might consider using a hay net so he can munch as his treatment progresses.
Then you can carefully fill the Soaker Sack with your hoof solution of choice. Typically your Veterinarian will have a formula for your horse’s particular situation, and can tell you how long your horse should remain soaking. For a simple hoof soaking, you will likely just need to cover the bottom portion of the hoof. For icing, you will also want to ice the lower part of your horse’s leg to get as much coverage as possible.
As with any hoof related issue, your Veterinarian is the one to consult about a diagnosis and treatment plan. Because hoof issues can be critical, talk to your Vet first! And don’t forget, lots of positive reinforcement as your horse soaks!
For her soaking regimen, Elisa is using a combination of warm water and Epsom salt in her Equine Soaker.
Here you can see the difference with that front right versus the left after he soaked and so hopefully he’ll be feeling better soon
Check out the full video in her Vlog below: