I am keen to get my foals out for a longer walk this weekend, particularly as the weather has been appalling for the past week and the Costa Blanca has suffered an unusual period of continuous rain. The donkeys have therefore spent a full week now standing in mud and I am concerned that their hooves should have an opportunity to walk on terra firma and dry out for a while, as well as get some exercise.
I still have not found any reliable information or advice on the distances one can walk with foals who still have vulnerable hoof frog areas. Advice would be gratefully appreciated. I would like to do a longer walk, maybe three or four kilometres, as an intermediate stage after they have now become used to a one kilometre return trip up the hill and back. The adults need the natural hoof trim from a walk, but the foals must accompany them. Is it possible for the foals to do a walk of three or four km now?
I’ve searched everywhere for advice. It must be the same for horse foals, surely?