What do you think of Hoofmaker?

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  • equusparvus Original Poster equusparvus
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    I just wanted to hear some opinions on Mane n Tail’s Hoofmaker hoof dressing. The horse I ride is barefoot on his hind feet and just finally got shod in the front, and before the farrier came his feet really weren’t looking too good (chipping, cracking, etc.). They look fine now, but I bought a tiny $2 sample tube of Hoofmaker that I thought I would try, though it obviously isn’t enough to make a difference. Should I buy a full bottle of it? Do you think it would help or would it be overdoing it now that his feet are cleaned up?

    NinaJD NinaJD
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    how long was it between trims?
    Most horses feet will start to chip when they are too long. It’s their bodies way of getting rid of the excess hoof.
    So long as he stays on a normal(4-6 week) schedule for his barefeet, he shouldn’t have any more cracks or chips. You can also put him on a biotin supplement to help strengthen his feet.
    If I go 6 weeks between trims on one of my horses his feet chip up like crazy, so we tend to do 4 weeks, 5 tops. Every horse is different, so I would watch his feet. Once you start to notice some chipping I’d call and make a farrier appointment. And try to keep track of how long it’s been, so you know when to schedule your next appointment.

    "Take the time it takes, so that it takes less time."
    "Expect a lot, accept a little, reward often."
    Pat Parelli

    NinaJD NinaJD
    Topics Started: 8Replies Posted: 139

    And I totally didn’t answer your question!! haha.
    I’ve only used it a few times, more for my own hands then my horse.
    I don’t like to use any hoof dressings. I’ve noticed it dries my horses black feet out faster and he gets cracks. Vs when I don’t use it he’s typically fine.

    "Take the time it takes, so that it takes less time."
    "Expect a lot, accept a little, reward often."
    Pat Parelli

    esmeralda
    Topics Started: 0Replies Posted: 15

    I use it. We have had some really dry spells this year and I will use it once or twice a week at those times. most hoof dressings are about the same but I like Hoofmaker because I can put it on with my hands and don’t have to use brushes which I always lose. So it does my hand some good too.

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