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        10-27-2010, 12:36 PM
    That was very informative! Thank you for your help!!!
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        10-30-2010, 05:50 PM
    Originally Posted by rumba12    
    I don't, but I live in a wet climate and the last thing we need is more moisture in the hoof! To the contrary, I struggle to keep them dry enough. I agree with you, dry hooves would be nice.
    It funny, I do too. I live right out side of Seattle where it's always wet, so we plan for it and I think my barn has just done too good of a job, keeping the turnouts mud free. Even if I tried to create a mud pulled I couldnt because of the drainage technology they've installed.
        10-30-2010, 11:12 PM
    Green Broke
    Try Hoof Heal. It absorbs very quickly and prevents thrush and seedy toe. I have had great luck with it for the last 6-7 years.
        10-31-2010, 09:15 AM
    If your hooves are chipping and cracking like that then you either need to go to a shorter shoeing cycle or talk to your farrier about hoof balance.

    Research has shown that good hoof health comes from the inside out. Tropicals do nothing besides make the owner feel better.
        10-31-2010, 09:31 AM
    Originally Posted by Peggysue    
    if your hooves are chipping and cracking like that then you either need to go to a shorter shoeing cycle or talk to your farrier about hoof balance.

    Research has shown that good hoof health comes from the inside out. Tropicals do nothing besides make the owner feel better.

    I have to say that the topicals do help, and I know that some people prefer other methods,and that is also perfectly fine.

    Here is my experience with it. I use Pedocan (super hoof conditioner but it's green) on my mare's feet all during show season. Her feet aren't too long and my farrier does an excellent job on her but we travel to so many different shows and spend the night at different places that her feet get all out of whack. The changes in bedding, and all of the varying screening in the show pens dries her feet out very badly, and despite having shoes on the bottoms begin to crack and get holes above the shoe line. Then, before you know it, TING, off come the aluminums.

    When I talked to my farrier about it he recommended using this moisturizer and doing exactly what you described doing, coating the outside and inside, which he said many people forget. Lo and behold, by the end of this show season we did not have one crack or chip. I can't argue with those kind of results. I always immediatey pick out her hooves when I'm done riding and then coat her feet. I figure once I am done with the rest of the grooming it has soaked in enough to throw her in her stall with the shavings with some hay in front.

    Now that show season is over I haven't had to use it once. Going into fall it's wet enough and the sand in our arena at home doesn't dry her out nearly as bad as the screenings.
        11-01-2010, 01:47 PM
    Green Broke
    I agree that the best hooves are ones that are properly trimmed every 4 weeks and the horse with a low sugar/starch balanced diet with 24/7 turnout. However, if you have a horse with weak feet, it can take 8-10 months to grow a whole new hoof with a new & improved diet and trim schedule. In the mean time, some topicals will help prevent surface cracking during dry weather or for horses ridden on dry surfaces (like sand arenas or sandy/rocky trails).

    I have had good luck Hoof Heal and Corona Hoof Ointment. Hoof Heal is a good all-around treatment for prevention and minor cracks, and Corona works well for existing moderate cracks/chips.
        11-01-2010, 02:25 PM
    Originally Posted by luvs2ride1979    
    Corona works well for existing moderate cracks/chips.

    For a split second I seriously thought you ment the beer.
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        11-01-2010, 02:30 PM
    Green Broke

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