1. She's barefoot. I'd really like to keep her hooves tough. I've heard of putting Turpentine, Keratex, and Iodine on hooves to harden them. Which would you recommend, and how do you apply it?
2. She tends to chip her hooves in the summer, and get cracks in the lower area of the hoof wall. I always thought it was because it's dry, so I put Rain Maker all over the hooves (including the sole and coronet band) in the summer. How do I keep her hooves from getting too dry, but keeping them strong and hard on the bottom so she can go barefoot?
I already started her on some supplements, so don't worry about the nutritional side of it. Also, I realize keeping her regularly trimmed helps do. My questions are really about what products to use, and how.
Thanks for your help!