Alright, my old mare has a tendency to build up very thick snow balls in her hooves. It'll get to the point where her hooves can be like 2" off the ground really quickly (I'm talking like an hour here). I can't imagine this helps her arthritis or tendency to trip. I'm going to spray some Pam on her hooves after cleaning them out really well and then drying them. My horse friend suggested this, but I figured it can't hurt to ask for other suggestions.