Hooves, Mane & Tail
Just two questions guys :)
So my paint has very brittle weak hooves, he is barefoot, due to the fact that it is cost effective and we are not showing right now. He is on pasture all day with (right now) VERY hard ground/footing, due to the drought here in TX. I have heard myths and different opinions on hoof supplements and topical treatments. I was wondering your opinions and what you may use to strengthen your horse's hooves and prevent cracking? Opinions on Farrier's Formula as a supplement? I have heard varying opinions on both ends of the spectrum about topical treatments. I have discontinued use of my topical treatment due to the fact that I heard it can make hooves soft. I heard rainmaker is the best option. Do you recommend this? Another one? Or no topical at all?
MANE & TAIL:
So I see all of these horses with very luscious gorgoeous shiny human-like manes and tail and I am beyond jealous!! My paint has no problem growing hair, however it is somewhat straw-like and lacks shine. I barely ever wash it (once every 2 months) and if I do I only use Mane & Tail Shampoo. I brush it out 2 or 3 times a week with a comb to get out grass,sticks,tangles and use Heathly Haircare Moisturizer which is an orange liquid that you mix with water and spray in. It work great TEMPORARILY...it only is effective on his hair for the day, but has no longer term effects. Any advice? Maybe what you do if your horse has the to-die-for mane and tail?