Originally Posted by kevinshorses
Someome mentioned hoof supplements but a horse must be on them at least a year before they make any difference and for most horses the difference will be slight. A horses hoof grows about 1/4 to 3/8 of an inch per month so until the more heathy hoof grows down most of the way to the ground you won't see much difference. When most people talk about how some supplement strenghened thier horses feet in a few weeks they are demonstrating the placebo affect. Topical hoof treatments mostly only make the outside look better but do little for the health of the hoof.
I agree...for some reason it always amazes me that many folks have a hard time grasping (or believing) that it takes about a year for the hoof to fully grow out and that there is no way to 'wish' that to happen faster.