Soothing oil for natural skin and hoof care in horses
EQuine Healthy Hooves Oil Benefits:
Supports hoof health and condition
Relieves cracked, dry and brittle hooves
Nourishing and all natural
Formulated especially for horses
Contains no parabens, sodium laurel sulphate or harmful petrochemicals!
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Healthy strong hooves
As the old saying goes, "no hooves, no horse." The horse hoof is a very important structure surrounding the distal phalanx of the 3rd digit of each of the four limbs of the horse, covered by complex soft tissue. The horse hoof bears the full weight of the limb and so the strength of the hoof (for both wild and domesticated horses) is crucial for horse health.
The hoof is made up by an outer part, the hoof capsule and an inner, living part, containing soft tissues and bone. The specialized structures of the hoof are the wall, the sole, the frog and periople. Not all horses have the same amount of periople and dry hooves tend to lack this substance. Although it may seem 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. Solar, frog and periople material grow outwards and exfoliate at the surface by ground contact and wearing. Front and hind hooves are identical in the foal but differ visibly in the adult horse. Slow changes in hoof shape occur under any consistent change in the horse's movement pattern.
The Natural Way
In the domesticated horse, movement and usual ground hardness are not enough to keep walls and the frog trimmed. A horse owner can also scrape off the dead sole. There is a lot that can be done naturally to keep hooves healthy. It is a good idea to pick up your horse’s feet 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 has been standing in water or mud. Always clean off slough around the coronet, as this is a sign of dryness. (See our other tips below).
What is EQuine Healthy Hooves Oil?
EQuine Healthy Hooves Oil is a soothing, nourishing natural oil formula to help support healthy hooves. EQuine Healthy Hooves Oil may be used at the first signs of cracked hooves – or it can be used regularly in a maintenance program to promote nourished, soothed hooves. A simple rubbing of this oil into the hoof twice daily ensures natural support of healthy hooves. EQuine Healthy Hooves Oil contains no parabens, sodium laurel sulphate or harmful petrochemicals, and can be applied easily, with no mess or fuss!
How has EQuine Healthy Hooves Oil helped others?
“This product has worked like a charm on my gelding. He was suffering with badly cracked and chipped hooves (he was rescued). My wife was thrilled to find this online. Thanks for a great product.”
“We live in a very marshy area. There is a lot of mud and our horse’s hooves get very gummy. This product had been a miracle. I can see the difference, thanks so much...”
“...what a great product. I have been searching for a safe way to keep my horse’s hooves looking good. I am so glad I don’ have to use anything harsh. This is gentle, but still does the trick!”
- Helen Ray
What are the Ingredients?
EQuine Healthy Hooves Oil contains the following natural ingredients in therapeutic doses, especially selected to support hoof health:
Linseed Oil (Flaxseed oil): Flaxseed and its derivative linseed oil are rich sources of the essential fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid, which is a biologic precursor to omega-3 fatty acids. Linseed oil derived from the seeds of the flax plant has been used topically on the skin as a salve for many years.
Wintergreen Oil: A therapeutic dilution of this pale yellow oil with an intense sweet-woody aroma. Contains soothing properties, especially I a warming massage.
White Willow contains glycosides, salicylates, tannins, aromatic aldehydes, flavonoids, and beta-salicin.
Horsetail (Equisetum arvense L.): The name Equisetum is derived from equus, "horse," and seta, "bristle." This herb is often used in natural cosmetics and shampoos. Topical use of horsetail has also been approved as an aid to wound healing by the German Commission E expert panel. Studies have documented this herb for its ability to support skin health (Stajner, D., Popovic, B. M., Canadanovic-Brunet, J., and Boza, P. “Free radical scavenging activity of three Equisetum species from Fruska gora mountain”. Fitoterapia 2006;77(7-8):601-604)
Comfrey has been cultivated since approximately 400BC and the word comfrey is derived from the Latin word for "grow together". This herb has been researched for its soothing properties as a cream with regards to topical application (Kucera, M., Barna, M., Horacek, O., Kalal, J., Kucera, A., and Hladikova, M. “Topical symphytum herb concentrate cream against myalgia: a randomized controlled double-blind clinical study”. Adv Ther 2005;22(6):681-692.)
Marigold (Calendula officinalis L.): The principal identified constituents of calendula are triterpenoids and flavonoids. This herb has been studied for its soothing properties on the skin (Pommier, P., Gomez, F., Sunyach, M. P., D'Hombres, A., Carrie, C., and Montbarbon, X. “Phase III randomized trial of Calendula officinalis compared with trolamine for the prevention of acute dermatitis during irradiation for breast cancer”. J Clin.Oncol. 4-15-2004;22(8):1447-1453).
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is cultivated around the world and the fragrant oils of its flowers are used in aromatherapy, baked goods, candles, cosmetics, jellies, massage oils, powders, shampoo, soaps, and tea. Lavender is comprised of over 100 constituents, including camphor, tannins, triterpenes, and flavonoids. It has been studied for its ability to promote and encourage healing of minor discomfort. (Dale A, Cornwell S. The role of lavender oil in relieving perineal discomfort following childbirth: a blind randomized clinical trial. J Adv Nurs 1994;19(1):89-96.)
Arnica: The use of Arnica flowers dates back to the 12th Century. In modern times this herb has been extensively researched for it’s promotion of skin and muscle health. (Vickers AJ, Fisher P, Smith C, and et al. “Homoeopathy for delayed onset muscle soreness: a randomised double blind placebo controlled trial”. Br J sports Med 1997;31:304-307). (Wagner, S., Suter, A., and Merfort, I. “Skin penetration studies of Arnica preparations and of their sesquiterpene lactones”. Planta Med 2004;70(10):897-903.)
St John's Wort Extracts of Hypericum perforatum L. (St. John's wort): have been used traditionally for centuries. It has been studied for its ability to support the skin. (Schempp, M., Hezel, S., and Simon, C. “Topical treatment of Atopic dermatitis with Hypericum cream. A randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blind half-side comparison study”. Hautarzt 2003;54(3):248-253.)
Our products are not tested on animals and individual ingredients are well-researched and are natural, safe and effective. This product contains absolutely no parabens, sodium laurel sulphate or harmful petrochemicals.
How do I use EQuine Healthy Hooves Oil?
Dispense a generous amount of oil onto a small sponge or soft cloth and rub into the hoof 1 - 2 times daily.
For external use only. Consult with your vet if symptoms persist or worsen.
How long until I see results?
Response times vary from horse to horse, based on their physiological make up and other circumstances, such as age, diet and exercise levels. While some horses show an immediate improvement that increases over time, others will see results after 3 - 5 applications.
How long will a bottle last?
One 250 ml bottle of EQuine Healthy Hooves Oil will last around 3-4 weeks, depending on the frequency of use.
Cathy Samuel is our friendly PetAlive product consultant! Cathy has many years experience working with animals here and overseas. She now employs her love of animals, great and small, to the PetAlive family. She hopes to make pet owners aware of the benefits of natural remedies and support naturally healthy, naturally happy pets.
The single most important thing you can do for your horse’s hoof is to pick out. Do it:
Before each ride, to remove any stones or small objects lodged in the hoof
After untacking, in case something has gotten stuck in the hooves during the ride
When you bring him/her in at night (check for turnout injuries)
Before turnout the next morning (check for puncture, cracks)
While handling your horse's feet take note of their temperature. They should feel slightly warm. Take a moment to locate the digital pulse with two fingers pressed against the back of his pastern; note its strength under normal conditions. Check the frog (it should have the texture and firmness of a new rubber eraser). Don't be alarmed, if the frog appears to be peeling off as most horses shed the frog at least twice a year.
How do I order?
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Disclaimer: The information on this website is intended for educational purposes only. It is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure and is not a substitute for a professional consultation with a medical or health professional. Do not make any changes or additions to prescription medicine without first consulting your veterinarian. Should symptoms persist, please consult your veterinarian.