Mason has had a bit of a tender hoof lately. To help him feel better, he got a circulation taping on his right hoof to help increase blood flow and promote healing. SAFE Barn Manager Lori, who has been working on both training and bodywork with Mason, said that the tape can help him not only heal faster but provide him with some extra comfort. She is also treating the soles of his hooves with Venice Turpentine to help harden them. We’ll see if this helps before we resort to putting shoes and pads on him. Mason has such nice large, strong hooves, it would be great if we could keep him barefoot. This is all part of the rehabilitation process, one day at a time to help heal and strengthen the horses.