Horse hoof care is a vital part of overall horse health. Several factors can affect you horse’s hoofs considerably. From harsh weather, surrounding environment, riding terrain, horseshoes, nutrition, heredity and turnout frequency all have an overall effect on hoof health.
Often, horse hoof care is considered time-consuming and burdensome instead of a necessary part of a horse’s daily management. Of course, farriers and veterinarians play an important role, but proper nutrition, environment and care start with you, the horse owner.
Healthy hooves should have the following qualities:
- The hoof wall is smooth and uniform
- Hoof hall is free of cracks, rings, flares, etc.
- Hoof wall thickness is at least 3/8″
- Hoof wall taper smoothly towards the heel
- Rubbery, resilient frog that is twice as long as it is wide
- Frog does no contain any deep cracks
Hoof products we recommend:
Shur Hoof Dressing
A topical hoof dressing for horse’s hooves that penetrates deep into hoof walls to improve texture and elasticity. Help restore moisture to hard, dry and brittle hooves and enhances the color and texture of hooves.
Made with herbal ingredients such as tea tree oil, arnica, confrey, and avocado oil. This is an all natural hoof care alternative that’s known to support shiny, healthy hooves and maintain moisture balance.
Hoof Heal Dressing
Cut-Heal Hoof dressing helps maintain a healthy frog, sole, heel and coronary band. This hoof dressing helps prevent brittle, cracked hoof walls and heels while allowing the hoof to breathe. An all-weather easy brush-on-formula. Deep and rapid penetration with one application provides 3-5 days protection.