It was a daily chore but I simmered whole seed flax, about 1/2c in 3 cups of water. I'd soak them overnight then bring it just to a simmer then shut off the heat to allow to cool somewhat. The water turns to a thick gelatinous mass. I stirred it well and added approx 1/2 to his morning and nighttime feeding, mixed in to 2 lbs of senior's. By about 3 months there was a marked improvement in the new hoof quality. By the time he'd grown a new hoof it was better than he'd ever had, elastic and no more big chips. His coat improved as well. So all in all it was helping him overall.