Keratex Hoof Hardener
Fabulous Hoof Hardener
I have been using Keratex on my paint mare's crumbly, weak hooves for years. Where I live, her feet tend to get more crumbly during the late summer and as soon as I start applying the Keratex they harden right back up. You have to be dilligent about this product to see results, but you will actually SEE results.
May 15, 2013
Breathability a plus
When you want a safe and effective hardener, Keratex is the best product, although it is pricey, and you need to use it within a few months.
May 11, 2013
Keratex is an excellent product to improve hoof quality. My area has experienced a wet winter and Keratex helps shoes stay on longer and strengthens unshod feet as well.
March 13, 2013
Best Hoof Hardener
Keratex Hoof Hardener has been instrumental in hardening my 18.2h Hanoverian's hooves. My farrier asked me, "What are you doing to his hooves? Whatever you're doing, keep it up!" I fed him hoof supplements for years to no avail. It was a waste of money. Keratex isn't cheap, but it's the only product that improved and maintains my horse's hooves. I highly recommend this product.
February 1, 2013
YES!! It WORKS!!
After going through a pair of hoof boots, my barefoot mare needed help quick. She has been wearing hoof boots 24/7 (unless riding) since last spring because her feet chip so badly and she's always getting stone bruises and abscesses and bringing half the gravel driveway into her stall stuck in her feet.
About a month ago, she ruined both back boots while turned out in the snow. Keeping her inside is not a good option as she worries and the ulcer cycle begins (boarding stable doesn't give enough hay during indoor T/O) and buying yet another pair of $130 boots was getting old. It was either keep her in and get ulcers or turn her out and wreck her feet again. Of course this happens when the ground is frozen and hard - of all times to go totally barefoot for the first time in months...ouch!
The first day out without boots, she got multiple stone bruises in each foot and by the second day, her feet were getting crumbly. After using Keratex for just two days, her feet were noticeably harder. She also stopped walking on eggshells so I know she could tell a difference. By the end of one week, her feet were totally different, a huge improvement! I went on to use it for 10 days straight and now use it 2-3 times a week. I am SO happy this product actually works :)
I realize I will have to start this process over every time she is trimmed but it's so much cheaper than buying new boots, constantly dealing with them getting lost, rubbing, or getting full of slush. I also no longer have to rasp her peeling hoof walls almost daily or re-shape her chipped up feet back to "normal". I also feel better about her being able to walk barefoot so her frog can be in better contact with the ground to keep its growth more normal.
I also have to add that she's been on Tri-Amino for almost a year and there is a noticeable improvement in hoof wall quality. Any time now that new, stronger hoof will grow out to the ground finally. Hopefully this means we can ease off the Keratex but it will always be in my tack box just in case!
January 24, 2013
My horse Micah was having issue after issue with his hooves. Once starting on Keratex Hoof Hardner it took several weeks but I was seeing results and after using the product for less than 6 months his hooves are in excellent condition. The cracking and sore soles are gone. With better hooves, I am able to ride him more which has improved his overall condition. Micah is a much happier horse and I have less vet bills.
January 22, 2013