08-08-2010, 03:50 PM
| || | Hoof Alive Works!!
I have been using Hoof Alive on my 3 worst footed horses for 6 weeks now. The dew on the grass in the morning, coupled with the intense heat we've been experiencing during the day was wreaking havoc on my horses feet. So the day they got their feet trimmed in June, I started using it on 3 to test it out. On their June 25th trim, their feet had BAD cracks and were breaking off, which started about 3 weeks before. The first week, I painted it on their feet (walls and soles, and worked it into the coronary band) every other day, then I went to once a week. It wasn't until 3 or 4 days before this trim (August 6th) that they started to show cracks. I DEFINITELY think it works after this trial period. I added two more to the group yesterday. I was actually online to order more when I came across your post. I bought the 16oz jar and after 6 weeks of using it on 3 horses, I still have some left, but didn't want to run out. I was hoping to get the big jar this time, but Valley Vet shows it no longer being available, so I'm searching to see if anyone else has it. I keep it in the house, it gets REALLY soupy out in my un-airconditioned tack room...but with heat indexes of 110 degrees, pretty much anything turns to soup! I don't think it affects how it works, but I just don't want to waste any from it dripping off my hoof brush. When it's cold, it is a little bit harder to apply with the brush, so a normal room temp, is easiest to apply. I like to use a brush, because it has a little greasy feeling on your hand, but a friend of mine only applies it by hand so he can work it into the coronary band better...do it however it works best for you. I absolutely recommend it though. Good luck!