Give Mud Fever the Boot this Winter!
Posted on 20 September 2018 by Kim
When the wet weather starts in early autumn, the prospect of muddy fields fills horse owners with dread and fear. Why? Because conditions like Mud Fever can make the months ahead miserable and costly. But they don't need to be with one of our specialist boots for Mud Fever.
What do Mud Fever Boots do?
Mud Fever boots protect the skin from moisture to help prevent mud fever. Whilst creams are great, they do have the drawback that your horse’s legs remain covered in mud when they come in from the field. Specially designed leg protection is a fantastic way to keep your horse’s legs clean and dry. Thus helping to prevent Mud Fever.
What Mud Fever boots are available?
For those on a budget, the Shires ARMA Mud Socks on the left below are great value or if you can afford a few more pounds, the Shires ARMA Deluxe Mud Socks on the right have greater support and a better fit. Both made from soft, flexible, shock absorbing neoprene, the airflow perforations in them prevent the legs from over heating.
The Equilibrium Equi-Chaps Hardy Chaps encase the lower leg in breathable neoprene, fitting well down over the hoof and under the heel. Uniquely designed to fit snugly around the contours of the horse’s leg, like a second skin, they help to keep your horse’s legs warm, dry and mud free.
The top of the range option comes in the form of Woof Wear Mud Fever Turnout Boots. An innovative design of loose fabric that allows cool air to circulate whilst the articulated 'Submarine Hoof Capsule' reaches underneath the heel bulbs preventing mud ingress keeping the boot firmly in place at the same time.
Want to see the full range? Check out my range of mud fever boots here. And remember, you get free and fast delivery on all orders at EQUUS, regardless of how much you spend.