Ramon Amira wrote: ↑
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:27 pm
How much improvement did the 10% show?
Also, were any of the concoctions you used similar to this. If not, this might be something that works. As I said, it's getting very, very favorable reviews.
The improvement, no matter the method, was the damaged,cracked, chipped hooves grew out. The growth was not faster than average and the treatment included nutrition as well as a topical application.The best products contained pine tar.
Nutrition was always responsible for the most significant change but in a healthy horse nutritional supplements made no significant difference.
I took in a lot of "rescue" horses. Most were starved and some abused. Nutrition always allowed the horse to reach nearby or close to it's full genetic potential. You cannot exceed your genetic potential, if you could there would be no bald men or cracked hooves.
Think of those million dollar eventers, jumpers, race horses, etc.. They get the best of everything, but many scratch because of hoof problems.
I have thin nails. I apply something to add thickness. I can't make the nail thicker but I can add layers and build them up until they are 2,3, 4x's as thick.
I do not use any of the concoctions.
I was a farrier and blacksmith with long nails that didn't break. I used a forge, made shoes, tools and wrestled with horses that didn't always like nails driven into their hooves. I lost a finger, but the nails were in good shape.
I wore rubber gloves whenever I applied topicals to a horse. Some of that stuff is nasty.