Originally Posted by tinyliny
Dumb question, where do you get Venice Turpentine?
His feet "seem' to be really hard. The sole seems thick and is a bit "scaly", I mean you can see layers of material. He was unreactive to hoof testers 3 weeks ago when she pinched him.
But thanks all. There is just something about this horse that really does make you want to hug him. His gentleness is uttely endearing. And he really wants to please the rider, except when he is saying, "No, I really do want to go back home".
Once I was riding him behind a friend, and when at a canter up a hill he could not go as fast as he wanted, he threw a buck that felt like an elevator going up behind me. AMAZING mass and momentum.
If it is just him being tender footed, I have had success with Keratex Hoof Hardener.
It is a little spendy $38 for a bottle but you don't have to put it on everyday and a little bit goes a long way. It is not an oil or a sealer so the hoof is allowed to breath it actually strengthens the hoof horn.
I have found venice turpitine at any tack/feed store that carries hoof products. And I ordered the Keratex from Horse.com.