Hoof Care

Basic care for horses’ hoof maintenance is regular shoeing and trimming of barefoot horses. The frequency of regular shoeing is individual, but it is a good practice to check the hooves every 4-8 weeks depending on the amount of the use. Make sure that all surfaces and grounds are dry and have appropriate cover eg. Sand. Exercise and nutrition are also crucial part of the hoof care.

The hoof’s wall moisture content has an impact on the quality of the hoof wall. On principal, horses are able to maintain the normal hydration level on their own, if the living conditions, nutrition and level are exercise are optimal /appropriate Dehydrated and over hydrated hooves are more prone to hoof damage e.g. cracks In summer time the most likely area to be dehydrated is the outer hoof wall, specifically the coronet band. Many hoof products contain ingredients which are harmful to the hooves e.g. tar, formaline, solvents. In proper and unnecessary use of hoof products can change the optimal moisture balance of the hooves and impair the quality of the hoof wall, especially on horses that already have problems with their hooves.

Turn to your qualified farrier and veterinarian for assistance on hoof problems and on possible need for hoof care.

We have deliberately tried to create packaging of Derma10 Heel Balm and Derma12 Finishing Oil, that prevents contaminating the products, eg. No used, dirty brushes should be able to get inside the packaging. This maintains the product integrity and you know that only the product is going on the hooves.

Avoid products with labels that provide limited or missing information of the ingredients used as this makes it difficult to ensure that the product/ingredients are suited to hoof care.

Hoof care with SOLHEDS natural products