Hoof care for multi coloured hooves

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  • Which hoof oil for different coloured hooves

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    07-21-2013, 06:57 PM
Hoof care for multi coloured hooves

Our colt has both white and black hooves, one of them being exactly half and half(interesting to see). If its one or the other, I know you can get black or clear moisturizers, but in this case what would you do?

His front left hoof I think is my favorite because it's literally black and white.

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    07-22-2013, 06:35 AM
Hoof dressings don't do much, nutrition does. May even be harmful.

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    07-22-2013, 06:46 AM
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Haflingers have stripy hooves. The density is the same, it is a myth that they are different.
    07-22-2013, 06:55 AM
Myth. My mini has hooves that are striped like that and she has the strongest hooves out of all 3 of my horses... She gallops along loose gravel with no issues and doesn't so much as bruise.

If your worried about them becoming dry and/or brittle, then water is your best friend. Don't even bother with all the fancy products, most of them just waterproof the hoof, they keep moisture that's already there on the inside, but they keep any other moisture out.
During the summer when it's just incredibly dry out there and my horses hooves look dry, I make a puddle around their water trough each day, when they stand in it to get a drink, their hooves get moisture put back into them too.
One product I have used and liked was Worlds Best Hoof Oil though, my old mare used to get cracked hooves and that seemed to help a lot, but other than that, water.
    07-22-2013, 08:44 AM
Great info I had never heard of before! That sheds things in a different light.
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    07-22-2013, 03:11 PM
Other than being more beautiful than solid colored hooves, multicolored hooves are not different.
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    07-22-2013, 03:17 PM
Originally Posted by Missy May    
Other than being more beautiful than solid colored hooves, multicolored hooves are not different.
I appreciate the info, I never realized that was the case!
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    07-22-2013, 03:21 PM
Both my horses have striped hooves & solid white hooves & solid dark hooves. I never use any conditioners or special supplements, both horses so far (been many years) have never had cracks, chips, abscesses, thrush, nothing. Call me lucky or I have some sort of good management, but I have never any had hoof problems in decades of owning horses. There, now I just jinxed myself!
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