In Dealing with Wet Hooves I mentioned that Freedom had a hoof abscess after a fast hunt on rough terrain, exacerbated by the wet conditions. Well, it turned out he really had two abscesses. Although the vet thought that his discomfort on the left hind was caused by putting more weight on it. Actually, it was a second abscess.
After the vet left I packed both hinds with Magic Cushion for the next couple of days and he came sound. The problem with Magic Cushion is that it’s so gloppy you can’t see if an abscess has burst. All you can tell is that your horse is feeling better. When my farrier came last week, however, she found the tell tale signs as she trimmed his feet. The Magic Cushion had helped draw out the abscess even though I wasn’t aware he had one!
This is definitely a product to keep in your tack room.