- Assemble all Soaking Necessities
- Place Horse in Cross-Ties
- Clean Horse Hoof of excess mud & debris
- Measure One Half Gallon of Water ( 1/2 gallon )
- Heat Water with Heating Element
Tip: Water should be Hot, but Not Too Hot. If you can’t stand the temperature, neither can your horse.
- Measure One Cup * ( 1 cup ) of Epson Salts or preferred blend* (or amount recommended by Veterinarian)
- Dissolve Salts in Heated Water.
- Open Giddyap Girls SoakingBoot® and Fill with Heated & Mixed Soaking Solution
- Insert Horse Hoof
- Open Giddyap Girls SoakingBoot® and Insert Hoof.
- Fill Slowly with Heated & Mixed Soaking Solution. (Be sure not to pour the heated solution directly on horses leg as Hot Water may cause injury)
- Use the Control Strap to Hold Giddyap Girls SoakingBoot® in place if Horse lifts leg.
- Do Not Leave your Horse Unattended.
- Use this as Bonding Time; touching, caressing, and ‘speaking’ with your Horse.
- You may want to give Positive Encouragement to your horse by giving Giddyap Girl® Premium Horse Treats during the Soaking procedure.
- Detach Velcro and ‘Open’ Giddyap Girls SoakingBoot®.
- Use the Control Strap to Hold in Place and Move Hand Down Horses’s Leg, Encourage Horse to Lift their Hoof/Leg out of Giddyap Girls SoakingBoot®.
- Dress Hoof as required or as recommended by Veterinarian.
- Rinse both Inside and Outside of Giddyap Girls SoakingBoot®.
- Comfort Disk can be Removed for Cleaning.
- Hang Upside Down to Dry using the handy hook at bottom of Giddyap Girls SoakingBoot®
- Giddyap Girls SoakingBoot® Can Be Turned Inside-Out for a More Through Cleaning and Drying.
- Boot should be Completely Dry before Storage
FILL & INSERT HOOF – Options
CLOSE BOOT BY SECURING VELCROW WRAP-AROUND & VELCROW STRAP
Close Giddyap Girls SoakingBoot® in WrapAround manner. Velcro will fold in place around leg.
SOAK FOR 10-20 MINUTES OR AS NEEDED
RINSE & STORAGE OF SMARTBOOT
Soaking may be Required for a Minimum of Seven (7) Days.
*Suggested Ratio of Salt & Water Mixture is a Generally Accepted Solution Percentage. Your Horse’s needs may require an increase or decrease in Solution Ratio. Consult your Veterinarian before undertaking any First Aid procedures.