No, I don't want to read it either.
Instead I thought I'd share my three favorite hoof products that I use on my barefoot ponito.
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First up is Hoof Heal dressing. I can get this at Tractor Supply for about $15, but it's pretty widely available. I use it a few times a week or more as needed for cracked hooves.
It. Is. Amazing.
I've never had a hoof dressing that works so effectively. Not only does it help immensely with hoof cracks, it also cleared up the start of some white line disease Bobby had going on within a few treatments.
The only downside is the smell. It's got both venice turpentine and linseed oil in it which might be two of the stinkiest hoof products on the planet. I'd almost suggest wearing gloves if you're a sloppy putter-onner like I am because the smell sticks to your hands. Well worth it though, and it's easily surpassed my love for Farrier Barrier.
I also worship Iodine spray. Obviously this shit is messy and it gets everywhere, so the spray nozzle is a must. I use it daily to coat the bottom of Bobby's hooves when he gets a little foot sore. It also clears up minor nastiness in the frog.
And finally, the number one killer of killer thrush, there's Tomorrow. It's a mastitis treatment for dry cows, but the thin tube applicator is perfect for sticking deep down into a thrush killer. Bobby had horrendous thrush that was actually making him lame and nothing I was treating him with would clear it up.
A week of daily treatment with the Tomorrow and he was sound again. Three weeks later and the thrush was one hundred percent gone. You can buy it by the box, but I bought individual tubes for a few bucks a piece at our local feed store. One tubes lasts for about five generous treatments.
I would recommend Tomorrow for anyone dealing with serious thrush. I think it's the top thrush killer I've ever dealt with, and it's super easy to use.
Do you guys use any of my top three products on your own horses? If not, what do you use?
In other hoof news, I've barely been touching Bobby's feet with the rasp because he's the soundest he's probably ever been in his hooves his entire life. I figure I shouldn't mess with a good thing so even if they're not the prettiest right now, they're functionally awesome.