Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Lansing, Michigan
I have never used hoof-black, only hoof-clear. I'm not sure what the current trend is, but I do recall using hoof-black once on my horse at our first show, and he looked absolutely ridiculous. Despite having black hooves, he has always looked better with hoof-clear.
Of course ask 4-H leaders/lesson instructors/etc on what they want you to do, but I prefer using hoof-clear at this point in my showing career.
He's Ultimately Fine - Toofine - 1998 Half Arabian
Wilhelmina - Minnie - 2013 Morgan