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post #11 of 21 Old 06-06-2013, 01:01 PM
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First of all, welcome to the forum!

I don't have any advise on toughening hooves, but pictures of horses are nearly mandatory around here!
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post #12 of 21 Old 06-06-2013, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
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First of all, welcome to the forum!

I don't have any advise on toughening hooves, but pictures of horses are nearly mandatory around here!
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post #13 of 21 Old 06-06-2013, 07:23 PM
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How come nobody Googled 'Hawthorne Hoof Freeze'??

Thee's quite a few hits, including the company's website and a few comments from a forum that I have used as a reference point for several years.

The thread was created in September 2012, so is pretty current.

The comments were positive, in terms of Hoof Freeze seeming to be effective.

It also seems to be an iodine-based product. That means some folks commented they can't get it, as it's been taken of the shelves thanks to the meth makers. That is also why Triodine stopped having 10% iodine in it, a few years back

One person, in particular thought Hoof Freeze works "100x better" than venice turpentine. They felt it actually makes a foot-sore horse comfortable for a period of time along with helping to "toughen" the soles.

They commented they had never seen the same results with turpentine.

It was also stated that anyone using Hoof Freeze needs to wear gloves and apply it outside or in an area with good ventilation. It's pretty noxious.

Would I try it? Most likely not in this life time, after reading the "pretty noxious" part. Not even with my recovered foundered horse.

Either I'm doing something right in the diet department or I have gotten very lucky to have four horses with solid soles and they aren't thin. They aren't "rock crusher" tough but nobody sores up at the drop of a hat either

I hope this helps answer the original question

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post #14 of 21 Old 06-06-2013, 07:25 PM
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Up the hoof wall and onto the coronary band.
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post #15 of 21 Old 06-06-2013, 07:31 PM
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Up the hoof wall and onto the coronary band.
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Ok, what am I missing because I'm not following ^^^.

I am waiting for the day when something posted from a mobile device is good enough to send to Ellen DeGeneres

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post #16 of 21 Old 06-06-2013, 08:05 PM
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Lol. I was replying to a question about where you shouldn't let the iodine run if you use it to toughen a sole. I HATE using my phone for these things. Sorry, I should have just quoted the question.
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post #17 of 21 Old 06-06-2013, 08:26 PM
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As opposed to what? Where should the betadine not go?
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Frog? Hoof wall? White line? Eyeballs?!!! <--that burns don't do it.
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post #18 of 21 Old 06-06-2013, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
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How come nobody Googled 'Hawthorne Hoof Freeze'??

Thee's quite a few hits, including the company's website and a few comments from a forum that I have used as a reference point for several years.

The thread was created in September 2012, so is pretty current.

The comments were positive, in terms of Hoof Freeze seeming to be effective.

It also seems to be an iodine-based product. That means some folks commented they can't get it, as it's been taken of the shelves thanks to the meth makers. That is also why Triodine stopped having 10% iodine in it, a few years back

One person, in particular thought Hoof Freeze works "100x better" than venice turpentine. They felt it actually makes a foot-sore horse comfortable for a period of time along with helping to "toughen" the soles.

They commented they had never seen the same results with turpentine.

It was also stated that anyone using Hoof Freeze needs to wear gloves and apply it outside or in an area with good ventilation. It's pretty noxious.

Would I try it? Most likely not in this life time, after reading the "pretty noxious" part. Not even with my recovered foundered horse.

Either I'm doing something right in the diet department or I have gotten very lucky to have four horses with solid soles and they aren't thin. They aren't "rock crusher" tough but nobody sores up at the drop of a hat either

I hope this helps answer the original question
Thank you so much ! For a nice reply very helpful
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post #19 of 21 Old 06-07-2013, 11:17 AM
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I can put a flame to your feet and the resulting caluous will be a bit tougher but I don't really think its the way to go, same with these chemical cocktails. You are basically burning and numbing your horses feet. Horses feet will get tougher from walking on harder ground over time. It also could be they are getting more wear than growth, whether through lack of nutrition, riding or work. Address the nutrient side and take a good look at use, horse may need shoes or boots for riding.
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post #20 of 21 Old 06-07-2013, 02:50 PM
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I agree with Joe.
Everyone I know uses Durasole. But that's probably a temporary fix. If your horse is barefoot, it may be time to think about shoes or boots. If horse has shoes, yes , you need a new farrier.
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