Bedsore Boots & Shoe Boil Boots relieve the pressure that can cause sores and protect your horse while in his stall. Some horses have a way of lying down that involves a horse shoe pushing into an elbow causing a shoe boil or tucking their front legs and causing bedsores on their fetlocks. Whatever the issue may be, Mary's has a specialty horse care boot that can help. A shoe boil ring placed around your horse's pastern will painlessly allow the horse to lie down without the shoe coming in contact with the problem area. Hock wraps can cushion and protect vulnerable hock joints from unsightly and painful hock sores. If your horse already has hock sores, the wraps with velcro straps or the Click Hock Shields can allow them to heal.