Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: South of No-where
I know some use turpentine to toughen up the soles, but my understanding is that is sort of an old school approach and not really recommended since its a nasty chemical. I wouldn't use it.
Also, as others have pointed out, most pellets include molasses and if this horse is sensitive to sugars, that can also aggervate the bad hooves.
I have a horse whose hooves want to splat and we have to keep him on a strict 4-week trim cycle and a hoof supplement. If he reaches 6 weeks without a trim he gets major flares starting.
All I pay my psychiatrist is cost of feed and hay, and he'll listen to me any day!