Can anyone offer advise on my shetland's feet. I am pretty sure he doesn't have laminitis but he has been in a field with hard, bumpy ground and I think he has bruised soles as he has rather flat feet. I have tried DIY plastic bonding and ended up with more on me than on him - very expensive and difficult to apply ! At the moment, I have had most success with a casting tape which you wrap round the hoof, wet and it sets in around 1 minute. These stay on for about 2-3 weeks and act like little slippers (ahhhhh !). What he needs is something to lift his hoof/sole off the ground while in the field. I know my farrier in the UK would appy a plastic shoe, but no such sophisications here in France.