Originally Posted by TwistedWire
How long has he been on Gro N Win? Like someone said, it'll take a year before you can see a difference.
Also, hoof BALANCE has a lot to do with it too, as proper weight bearing will affect quality of hoof/horn through the way the blood flows.
He's been on the GNW for a few years now. There is question in my mind, though, whether the old BO was feeding it to him in the summer and if so whether it was the proper amount. (My hunch is that she was giving him just enough to be a vehicle for his joint supplement, which is less than the proper amount.) It was the end of the summer when my farrier recommended that I put him on a hoof supplement, so if he hadn't been getting the GNW in the proper amount for a few months that could have something to do with it.
As for balance, I know that's not the issue because my farrier takes the time to make sure that he is trimmed in a balanced and even way.
At the end of the summer he was having some chipping on the sides of his front hooves at the site of the old nail holes that had grown out. He's had shoes for a little over a year now, and before that my farrier always used to say he had such good feet that he could be a hoof model. I think the dry weather combined with a natural weak point to cause the chipping, so we decided to try a hoof supplement because it can't hurt and might help.