The fall is the most beautiful time of year, and we certainly get in some extraordinary hacking with the horses in training! Unfortunately, fall time can also bring nutritional challenges to some of our equine friends. Extremely high sugars in stressed and/or frost-affected pastures can wreak havoc on the older horses’ systems and any struggling with metabolic disorders. High sugars can cause problems with insulin resistance and can trigger laminitis. Studies have shown that 1 in 5 middle-aged or older horses also suffer from PPID (Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction), otherwise known as Equine Cushings. If left un-managed, it can cause laminitis and potentially founder.

When we have been faced with any stressors causing foot pain in our equine friends, our “go-to” to support them, along with an exam and support from our vets, are the Easyboot Cloud Boots! The boots are our “go-to” for anything from the extremes of a laminitis episode, to hoof abscess management, and sole bruising to support and/or recovery after a long trailer ride. They offer instant relief for the horses and get them quickly on their path to recovery. Be mindful that they aren’t suited for significant exercise – they are advised for therapeutic use only. It is also super handy to have one around if your horse loses a shoe, and you have a few days to wait for your farrier to put it back on!

The Easyboot Cloud is a therapy hoof boot designed to give comfort and support to horses with laminitis, thin soles, abscesses, or founder. Cloud boots aid in recovery after workouts or strenuous exercise, can relieve the stress of shipping, offer stability while trailering, and ease the stress of standing on hard surfaces. Cloud therapy boots provide instant and ongoing relief for chronic lameness and general lower limb or hoof problems.