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post #1 of 4 Old 09-05-2009, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
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Farriers Formula?? Has anyone used this before??


I have been thinking about putting my horse on a hoof suppliment.
One that a few people have mentioned to me is Farriers Formula.
The 3 people whom suggested this to me all said their horses had tin soles, tender feet, cracks and thin hoof walls.

All 3 people told me that it worked really well and their horses feet had mproved a bunch.
Less cracks, better hoof walls, and over all generally speaking the horses feet were in much better condition than before using the suppliment.

I currently feed my horse Safe Choice and Synergy HA, by Grand Meadows.
If I were to add the hoof suppliment I am aware of Selinium and that I will possibly have to change something around to add the hoof sup.

I checked the lables on the Farriers choice and some things would be repeated between the 3 different things.

If you have used this product what was your experience with it?
If you used a different hoof suppliment what was it and how did it work for you.

If you feed Safe Choice and a hoof suppliment which suppliment did you choose and why?

Sorry so many questions.

Another thing I am planning on discussing with my vet is putting my horse on Adequan. I have not even looked at how that would work in this situation but will not make a final decision until I hear what my vet and shoer have to say!
Thought I would see what others have to say about these products!

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post #2 of 4 Old 09-06-2009, 10:13 AM
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I used it when I first got my OTTB. It took a good 6 months to see improvement, but I think it did help. My farrier says all hoof supplements are a waste of money and that a healthy hoof is more a product of good shoeing. I guess there's enough lysine in the average horse's diet for proper hoof growth. Can't hurt to try it I guess.
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post #3 of 4 Old 09-06-2009, 05:15 PM
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i dont know about hoof supplements. theyre just so expencive and take a lot of time to work so ive heard.

we pack our horses feet a couple times a week, and use a lot of reducine to grease feet and also sweat feet. also if there are any quarter cracks, we pack those with venise terpentine.
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post #4 of 4 Old 09-07-2009, 01:18 AM
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Hoof supplements CAN help, if they have the right nutrients that are lacking. Just feeding them arbitrarily won't help. Yes, good farriers have a vital role, but he's wrong in saying that's the only thing they need. If your local forage and feed combo is lacking, the hoof can suffer. The only way to know what supplement is right for your horse, though, is to have your hay/grass analyzed and compared with whatever grain you give. THen find a supplement that contains the lacking nutrients, But, keep in mind, just blindly feeding supplements CAN be hazardous. Too much selenium, for example, can cause the hoof capusle to slough OFF the horse, much worse than a slight deficiency that leads to some grass cracks. Also, they have to balance each other to be absorbed, otherwise, it creates overdoses and shortages. Best to talk to someone familiar with your local hay/grass and have it checked before adding any supplement.
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