It's been very dry and the flies are out so the horses are stomping more. I have been using hoof conditioners and try to keep thier feet filed so that they don't chip and crack as much. Plus I keep Wipe on them so the flies won't aggravate them so bad. My twh is barefoot and his feet are chipped up the mft has shoes on and his are fine. But I still use conditioners on his too..