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Farrier's Formula®

Life Data Labs, Inc. — Item #14882
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All of the nutrients needed for hoof health

  • Contains biotin, lecithin, DL-methionine, copper, zinc, & other nutrients
Over 30 years of equine nutritional research, clinical trials and field testing have gone into every cup of Farrier's Formula®. While no single nutrient is the key to a healthy hoof, studies show that most horses with hoof problems respond to better overall nutrition. Farrier's Formula® provides lecithin, DL-methionine, ascorbic acid, copper, zinc, biotin, and other nutrients that allow the horse's liver and hoof corium to build and assemble a highly crosslinked hoof wall that is denser and more resistant to cracking or drying out. Farrier’s Formula® works because it furnishes all the nutrients known to be deficient if there is a problem with hoof growth or hoof quality. 

Farrier's Formula® Double Strength in SmartPaks

Feed at the replenishment feeding level (6 oz/170 g for a 1,000 lb horse) for horses with hoof problems. After feeding for 6 to 8 months and desired results have been achieved, the adult replenishment feeding level may be reduced to the maintenance feeding level (3 oz/85 g for a 1,000 lb horse).

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Ingredient Per Serving Per Pound
Guaranteed Analysis: Maintenance/Replenishment Levels per 1000lbs
Crude Protein 16150 / 32300 mg 19.00%
Lysine 775 / 1550 mg 0.91%
DL-Methionine 2650 / 5300 mg 3.1%
Cystine 200 / 400 mg 0.24%
Glycine 690 / 1380 mg 0.81%
Proline 925 / 1850 mg 1.09%
Tyrosine 425 / 850 mg 0.50%
Phenylalanine 875 / 1750 mg 1.03%
Crude Fat (min) 6000 / 12000 mg 7.1%
Crude Fiber (max) 15500 / 31000 mg 18.2%
Choline 425 / 850 mg 500 ppm
Inositol 380 / 760 mg 4471 ppm
Biotin 10 / 20 mg 118 ppm
Zinc 125 / 250 mg 1471 ppm
Copper 46 / 92 mg 541 ppm
Iodine 0.6 / 1.2 mg 7.1 ppm
Ingredients:: Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Soy Protein Concentrate, Lecithin, Yeast Culture Dehydrated, DL-Methionine, Hydrated Sodium Calcium Aluminosilicate, Ascorbic Acid, Biotin, Zinc Oxide, Basic Copper Chloride, Calcium Iodate.


Instructions for Use:

Feed with a Good Quality Hay and Grain Ration

Farrier's Formula® should be fed with a good quality hay and grain ration. Eliminate any bran from the diet if possible. The phytate and phosphorus content of bran can alter calcium/phosphorus absorption or lead to other mineral imbalances.


One standard measuring cup (237 ml) will deliver 170 grams of product. Two cups (474 ml) will deliver 340 grams of product. Top dress or mix with grain ration.

Adult Replenishment

Top dress or mix with regular feed. For each 1000 lbs (450 kg) of body weight use one measuring cup (170 g) of product per day.

Body Weight Daily Quantity
500 lbs (225 kg)1/2 Cup (85 g) per day
1000 lbs (450 kg)1 Cup (170 g) per day
1500 lbs (675 kg)1 1/2 Cups (255 g) per day
2000 lbs (900 kg)2 Cups (340 g) per day

Adult Maintenance

After feeding for 6 to 8 months, the feeding level can usually be reduced by up to one half (Maintenance Feeding Level). If problems persist, resume feeding at the above "Adult Replenishment" feeding levels.

Weanling to Adults

Feed at the predicted adult weight from the chart above.

Nursing Foals

Feed 1/4 measuring cup (43 g) per day.


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    Farrier's Formula® is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 96.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from good hoof supplement I have fed a hoof supplement to my horse for the last eight years. the last supplement I used changed manufacturers and seemed to be lagging - my horse's hooves were not as healthy as they had been. His hooves are improvig after a few months of feeding Farriers Formula. Also - he is a picky eater, but he seems to approve this supplement.
    Date published: 2012-01-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from No other supplement does it better! During my horse's pre-purchase exam in 2007, the vet mentioned that my horse could use a little help in the hoof department. My horse was a 4 year old sporthorse who had, unfortunately, inherited some of the not so great thuroughbred qualities regarding hoof health. Nothing drastic but his hooves were not the prettiest and were also a little tender. The vet recommended Farrier's Formula and I put my horse on it immediately. I saw great results; his hooves were stronger, he kept his shoes, and after continuous use of the product my farrier was able to extend the time between visits. My horse now goes 7-8 weeks between shoeings never throws shoes. Another great perk-his coat and tail improved as well! HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT!
    Date published: 2011-12-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good results At the recommendation of my farrier, I added Farrier's Formula to my mare's diet when she popped a quarter crack in the spring. It has since healed well, and she's got good, healthy hoof growth all around. I decided to give it to my gelding as well, who had trouble holding shoes since his move south from KY and NJ, and his hooves are growing faster but stronger and less brittle. I've joined my farrier in recommending FF to barnmates.
    Date published: 2011-12-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely beautifuf hooves! I have given my mare Sadie Darlin' this product for about three years, she gets it everyday. Her hooves are so beautiful. I can't get over the difference it has made. Thankyou !
    Date published: 2011-08-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Farrier's Formula I have been using this for our horses for about 6 months. It is helping their hooves and is well liked by our picky eater.
    Date published: 2011-07-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Product After moving from Illinois to Virginia, my horse, who never had any hoof issues before, had trouble adjusting to the more hot and humid spring weather. His hooves became soft and stopped growing. After one month on Farriers Formula his hooves were strong and had grown considerably. I would highly recommend this product.
    Date published: 2011-07-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product I have an OTT with typical "Thoroughbred Feet." Since I started using Farier's Formula his hooves have improved 100%....shoes are staying on and his feet are no longer shelly.
    Date published: 2011-06-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Farrier's Formula works for my kid!! My kid's 4 white stockinged feet were not handling the rock we had hauled in as part of the upgrade done to our farm. Even with her paddock layered with crushed rock and arena sand drawing any water away, the larger rock was leading to abscesses. Following the recommendation of my vet, she worked through one bag of Farrier's Formula Super Strength, and then switched to Farrier's Formula. No abscesses in 9 months, even with the wet and wild weather here in the Pacific Northwest. I'm a committed client for the well being of my kid!
    Date published: 2011-03-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best hoof supplement on the market Love this stuff!! My horse had dry, cracked, chipped brittle feet so I put him on this stuff and it made such a difference! Great Stuff!
    Date published: 2011-03-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Definately worth the $! I have an OTTB with typical TB feet. I had him on this for a year(with fantastic results!) and then tried to switch to a cheaper brand, Well in 6 months time his feet were back to the way they were before Farriers formula... Never again! This supplement is well worth the extra cost. I wish it was available in smartpaks. Next month I'm going to try the double strength in hopes that that will have the same results!
    Date published: 2011-01-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must Have Tried several others with claims to have similar ingredients, but they didn't work and Farriers Formula absolutely does -- totally can trust what's in the bag, and I feed it along with Barn Bag. His feet are great, his coat has thickened, he's a much healthier and happier horse.
    Date published: 2010-12-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from good product Made a difference for my horse...will continue to use this product.
    Date published: 2010-11-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Hoof Supplement Time & Again I have a thoroughbred with "challenging" hooves. I have used this supplement for well over a decade with great results. From time to time I have switched to less expensive supplements only to be disappointed. This truly is the best hoof supplement available and most all horses eat it because it is in pellet form.
    Date published: 2010-07-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Helps heal Hoof Problems My horse's hooves needed help and Farrier's Formula did the trick. At his next shoeing, he looked a lot better.
    Date published: 2010-07-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Healing Hooves My Tennessee Walker's hooves had dry cracks after a wet, muddy winter; at the same time, my Arabian had a close call with white line disease. Farrier's Formula and Farrier's Formula 2 were both very helpful to healthy, strong hoof growth for both horses.
    Date published: 2010-07-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Hoof Product Available This is by far the best hoof care product I have ever used. Dispite the weather conditions, use of Farriers Formula has kept my horses hoofs in excellent overall condition.
    Date published: 2010-06-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Farrier's Formula Perfect for strengthening hooves. Aided in the healing of my mare's white line disease.
    Date published: 2010-06-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I've been using this supplement for a year on my 35 yr old QH and finally starting to see the results. It's taken a while but the hoof wall is finally looking solid again and she hasn't been lame since Fall. I like the bucket that it came in from Smartpak vs the vacuum packaging from another supplier. It stores much easier in the barn.
    Date published: 2010-05-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from its working this was a very good buy, all though it may take some time to work it's definetly worth it.
    Date published: 2010-05-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product I have was having trouble with my horses hoofs cracking, and my ferrier recommended Ferrier blend. Sense I have been using it his hoof are in great shap no more cracking.
    Date published: 2010-04-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Hoof Supplement I've had my Thoroughbred gelding on Farrier's Formula for nearly 5 months now, and his feet have improved dramatically. He was your typical Thoroughbred with soft, flat feet and a moderate trail horse (he's not my distance horse). His feet were so bad that I almost put him down twice last year, especially after he developed a cracked hoof in early October. My vet suggested Farrier's Formula. After the cracked hoof episode, my vet indicated that it would be a very long time before I'd ride him again. I started him on Farrier's Formula soon after and got him a pair of Renegade hoof boots, and my best Christmas present ever was a short ride 2.5 months later. After nearly 5 months, he's doing much, much better. The cracked hoof is nearly grown out, and his soles are developing some concavity and fairly hard. He did develop some cracks, but that may be because I had him on the initial dosing until a few weeks ago. After I talked to the Life Data folks, they think that his feet started growing too fast, so I cut him back a bit. Also, because my gelding was so chubby from not getting exercise when his feet were so bad, he's on free choice hay only. I cut out his grain entirely and just feed him 1 cup of regular strength Farrier's Formula as his "grain" so that he wouldn't feel like he was being cheated at meal time. Works out great! Lastly, I've tried lots of different hoof supplements over the years, giving each one 2-3 months at minimum. It's a little pricey, but I think that Farrier's Formula is the best one!
    Date published: 2010-03-08
    Date published: 2010-02-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good product I have a horse that had terrible feet; thin, brittle hoof wall, abcess prone, etc. After he was turned out in the pasture for a few years without shoes his feet seemed to correct themselves somewhat, but I put him on this to prevent a return to what they were. If you are looking for a hoof supplement this one has the science to back it and my horses like the taste so it is easy to give. Be sure to stick with it though, it takes AT LEAST 6 months to see a change in a horses's hoof when started on a supplement.
    Date published: 2010-01-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product Really like Farrier's Formula..my horses feet have changed remarkably since starting him on this supplement!
    Date published: 2009-12-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from First time using New to horse ownership and farrier recommended this product to help my TWH mare's hoofs get stronger. She is picky, will not take powders, but loves this product. I'll let you know how she does on it after 60 days.
    Date published: 2009-11-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good one! Our horses are out 24/7 and are fed mostly hay with a minimal amount of grain. Each horse is on a different diet, however they all get Farrier's Formula. Their coats are great and ready for winter. We are working to improve their feet and have therefore returned to Farrier's Formula to give them the boost they need. We had used Farrier's Formula years ago and stopped using it when my daughters stopped riding. I have started using it again as the horse's feet really started to need improvement. They are already looking better!
    Date published: 2009-11-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Barefoot'n It After switching my horse to Farrier's Formula, I now ride him without shoes. The farrier has commented that he has the best hooves at the barn!
    Date published: 2009-10-17
    Date published: 2009-10-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Farrier's Formula (The Original) Rocks! My horse used to lose shoes ALL THE TIME! Each time we shod my horse's hooves, after a few weeks, his hooves would crack and the shoes would become loose. My farrier told me to use Farrier's Formula (Original)...and I have never turned back! Farrier's Formula Rocks! My horse has been taking this supplement for almost three years, and after one of the 44lb tubs (takes approximately 7-8 months to use up), I noticed a HUGE DIFFERENCE in his hooves! My horse has not lost one shoe since! I am not kidding!!! At first, people told me that this was a great product and I was honestly, very skeptical. I finally took the plunge and put my gelding on farrier's formula, and what a difference it made...the only regret I have is not putting him on Farrier's Formula sooner! His hooves are strong, and no nails have been lost, NOT ONE! I wish I could give who-ever created Farrier's Formula an ENORMOUS hug and hand-shake because they have created a wonderful product for horse's hooves!
    Date published: 2009-10-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Definitely lives up to its reputation My older QH has really terrible hooves. Since he is out of racing stock, I've been told he has "thoroughbred feet" . In any case they have been a problem and we tried all kinds of stuff (dressings, etc) until I researched supplements and learned about Farriers Formula. He has been on it several months and just yesterday the farrier said his feet have really improved. AND he loves it - my horse, that is.
    Date published: 2009-09-29
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