09-02-2012, 06:34 PM
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Mustangs have the best feet on earth and no one goes around oiling them. Horses thrive when the ground is hard and dry and their feet are like rock. They have horrible feet when it is constantly wet and muddy.
Good healthy feet come from within -- not from some dressing that softens and weakens them.
Many years ago I let a farrier talk me into softening my horse's feet with Hooflex. Two or three bruised soles and a bleeding quarter crack and a deep toe crack (required repair and clips for a year) later, I fired the horse-shoer and gave away the nearly full gallon can of hooflex. It took less than 2 gallons of dressing to wreck them and took nearly 6 months for nature and dry footing to dry them out, harden them up and fix them.