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Healthy, strong hooves
The strength of the horse's hoof (foot) is crucial for horse health, as it bears the full weight of the limb. Although it may not seem like it, the horse hoof is not a rigid structure. It is elastic and flexible and when loaded, the hoof actually changes its shape. The hoof mechanism ensures healthy blood circulation into the hoof. The wall doesn't exfoliate at all – it constantly grows downward and self-trims by ground contact in wild and feral horses. Slow changes in hoof shape occur under any consistent change in the horse's movement pattern.
The Natural Way
There is a lot that can be done naturally to keep hooves healthy. It is a good idea to pick up your horse’s hooves regularly and inspect them. Check for loose clinches – this is usually the first sign that a shoe is going to pull. Watch out for hairline cracks in the hoof -especially if your horse's hooves has been in water or mud. Always clean off slough around the coronet, as this is a sign of dryness and can cause problems down the road.
What is EQuine Healthy Hooves Oil?
EQuine Healthy Hooves Oil contains a combination of herbs known for their ability to promote nourished, soothed hooves. This 100% herbal remedy may be used at the first signs of cracked horse hooves – or it can be used regularly in a maintenance program.
A simple rubbing of EQuine Healthy Hooves Oil into the hoof twice daily ensures natural support of healthy hooves.
There is a great deal of evidence to suggest that the use of carefully chosen herbal ingredients can help to promote healthy hooves. Along with the correct lifestyle choices, our herbal remedies can make all the difference to your horse’s health.
EQuine Healthy Hooves Oil comes in an all natural oil form and contains no parabens, sodium laurel sulphate or harmful petrochemicals, and can be applied easily, with no mess or fuss!
PetAlive EQuine Healthy Hooves Oil