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    01-03-2010, 09:20 PM
  #11
Green Broke
I have never heard of it used to stimulate hoof growth! Neat! Does it matter what type/brand of liniment for that use, and how do you apply it? Is it diluted or full strength, how often do you apply it, etc?

My mare is barefoot and while she has very strong feet and is on a hoof supplement just to stimulate growth already, I'm always looking for anything else that would help, just to make sure she always has more than enough there to clip off during her farrier trims
     
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    01-03-2010, 10:11 PM
  #12
Weanling
@anebel - I've never used it with bandages. Will Liniment Gel blister them?
     
    01-03-2010, 10:39 PM
  #13
Foal
Its great I love it I try to use it after every ride no matter how hard we ride. I don't use alot after small easy rides or workouts but I use enough just to help with any slight soreness that there might be but for long rides or after shows it does work great! Great to know that it works of growing hooves who would have known. Thanks
     
    01-04-2010, 12:58 PM
  #14
Yearling
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Originally Posted by ~*~anebel~*~    
Just be careful that you aren't bandaging it because you can end up severely blistering horses with this stuff. I only ever use it diluted and rinse it off immediately.
that's not entirely true. It depends WHAT liniment you're using and how you're appling it. You can wrap a lot of them and sweat them. It depends what kind. Also it depends how long you are using it for. If you're going to apply liniment every day and wrap it a blister can occur over time depending on what you're using. Tuttles even very diluted will blister a horse if used every day as a liniment. Green cool CAN blister one but its typically only the more sensitive skinned horses. Ball liniment will if you use a lot and scrub it in hard.

If you are looking for a good blister though, Cedar Oil works great. Its a "tell all" on a lame horse. If you can't find your exact area of lameness but can tell a horse is off in a leg, cedar oil it. The lame/sore area will blow up like a balloon the next day. We cedar oil 2-3 days in a row then sweat it back down 2-3 days. It takes a lot of the soreness out due to the increased blood flow as well. Just don't get it in their heels. Put a good heel salve on before applying it.
     
    01-04-2010, 04:37 PM
  #15
Foal
Bingo AlmagronN!! Some also mix it in a 5 gallon bucket with water and douse the horse right before they go to the holding barn. Gets the blood flowing and wakes them up.
     
    01-04-2010, 04:58 PM
  #16
Foal
Just be careful with what kind you use. Some horses have sensitive skin and can break out from it. I tested my linement on a small part of his skin just to make sure that it didn't hurt him.
     

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