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[RC] Hoof Supplements Revisited - Alissa Cowan

OK, I looked through the archives. Most recent info I could find was from 1999. So, I am looking for some new ideas, as I am am sure there are new products out there.

I just acquired a TB with yukky feet. He had four shoes. He lost both hinds in the first 2 days I had him. My farrier just recommended pulling the fronts and going barefoot, at least for a while. The toe on his front feet was flared and way out in front of him, and his heel really low, with a very flat sole. We're hoping by pulling the shoes we can get some good quality hoof growth. Yes, I know - it will take a while.

To encourage the quality hoof growth, what hoof supplementation would you recommend, from personal experience?

I just read someone's nice post last week about the Hoof Armor. How did that work out for your ride? I am considering using it on this little TB, to make his transition to barefoot that much easier. He might have to do Hoof Armor with easy boots for a while. Any other suggestions to help ease the transition?

Thanks! This little guy will do some trail riding - obviously not any time soon until we get rid of the tender feet.



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