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post #11 of 30 Old 09-02-2012, 07:19 PM
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If you want to use it before a show for cosmetics, that's one thing, but as far as hoof health, Cherie's post is right on.
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Okay, thank you. :3
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post #13 of 30 Old 09-02-2012, 07:27 PM
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Pretty much a waste of money, other than to shine them up.
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I think I'll send it back and get my $10.95 back.
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post #15 of 30 Old 09-03-2012, 08:47 AM
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I would say keep it, I put it on my horse 2 to 3 times a week and he was good hooves. It can never hurt, just don't overuse it :)
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Okay then. xD
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post #17 of 30 Old 09-03-2012, 09:17 AM
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I wouldn't bother to send it back- shiny hooves do look good in a show ring and it will last ages if you only use it on show days. Wouldn't bother 3 times a week. Once a week is 'reccomended' by my British Horse Society stage 1 book, but the bhs is all you must have a well turned out horse all the time, wear tweed all the time, alter your sturrips with your feet still in them ALWAYS etc.

I took it to mean once a month if I remember...

I got Alli some cornucressin to shut my mum up, mainly, after Alli pulled her shoe off and mum was convinced she had awful feet cz of this. Er, no mum, she actually has good feet for a tb, she just happened to pull that particular shoe!

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post #18 of 30 Old 09-03-2012, 10:02 AM Thread Starter
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No one else at my barn with my new instructor uses it though, but I think I'll have it in my grooming box just in case. Thank you all!
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post #19 of 30 Old 09-03-2012, 10:12 AM
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My FIL was a corrective shoer and says not to put anything on a horses feet that will seal moisture in or out. And if a shoer claims you need to soften his feet then he needs to quit being lazy and sharpen his hoof knife ;) LOL.

I recently started using Keratex on two of my horses. It is not a moisturizer or a sealent. It is to harden hooves and allows them to breathe. I have seen improvement, well worth the money in my opinion. But if your horse isn't losing shoes, tenderfooted, or overly soft and crumbling, I wouldn't bother.
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post #20 of 30 Old 09-03-2012, 11:35 PM
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Skippy, a horse I trained for my barn, has VERY dry hooves, mane and tail. Anything that could be dry is! Hah. Her feet are crumbly, cracking, chipping etc. When I worked with her consistently I would put Pedocan on her feet religiously 3-4 times a week and let her sit for about 30 minutes so it had a chance to work its way in. Now that I don't ride her as often its been neglected and its back to the same old cracky, dry, flakey feet. =\ oh she is also on flax seed but it really doesn't help much.

The moisturizer definitely helps, but she needs it!! Other horses rarely EVER need it. It just all goes on how good your horses feet are.
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