I read your post three times and didn't see where you mentioned the product in question
This is not a hoof conditioner: Hooflex® Thrush Remedy – Hoof Care – Products – Absorbine
This is some of the best stuff I have ever gotten my hands on. It is also non-invasive to the healthy tissue and has an oily base to help moisturize the hooves, frogs, and heel bulbs.
I use it once a week on all my horses and will lightly rub it up beyond the heel bulb. It really seems to help my one horse that is prone to scratches.
It is an excellent preventative