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