-- Posted by catherine on Oct. 8, 2001
My horse's hooves have improved from their pitiful state
when I first bought him over a year ago, but I'm getting
impatient now and want faster results! He is TB, stabled
mostly at the moment with ad lib hay - being fed competition
mix + oats (he's a laid back TB!) + alfa A + equilibra +
glycoflex (glucosamine etc). He is ridden daily - schooling,
hacking, bit of competing.
I have read really good reports of Farriers' Formula - but, if
your horse is already being correctly fed, is there any point
in feeding it? It is very expensive! Or does it have extra
biotin?? Any suggestions/experience anyone?
-- Posted by JanetGeorge on Oct. 8, 2001
I first used Farrier's Formula on my big lump Ruby, who had
shelly feet and was pulling shoes off with gay abandon! (And
she was eating huge quantities of a balanced diet.) But
the improvement in her feet within 3 months was such I put all
my neddies on it.
It's not cheap - having said that, there are two others - one
is Farrier's Friend and one is Farrier's Choice, I think.
Our feed merchant has an analysis of all 3 in a
comparison table and one (and I can't remember which) appears
to have a better analysis than Formula at a better price.
-- Posted by Ally Sole on Oct. 8, 2001
Have been using Farriers Formula for about 4 months on my
Welsh Cob, who is a very good doer (only gets Dengie Good
Doer apart from the FF). She had developed very badly
cracked hooves, but since we've been using the FF the
improvement is amazing- can thoroughly recommend it. The
new growth is fast and of much better quality it's certainly
worth the money. Although her coat was good before it's
even better now. Even when you bring her in from the
field, before grooming, you can just about see your face in
her coat it's that glossy.
-- Posted by catherine on Oct. 9, 2001
I've put the same message on BHS & IH board - differing
views - now totally confused!! I've also looked at the FF
website (equilife.co.uk I think) which has very scary stuff
about copy products.
-- Posted by scoobydoo on Oct. 9, 2001
My farrier recommended it (he sells it funnily enough) but
I decided to try Dodson & Horrell Surefoot. Scooby
has been on it for 2 years now and has excellent feet,
according to my farrier. Beforehand, I couldn't use studs
because his feet were so weak and he lost several shoes over a
summer, this years he's worn studs every weekend and hasn't
lost a single shoe (bet there's one off when I go to see him
this evening now!) )
Surefoot is certainly cheaper. £25 for a tub
which lasts about 12 weeks.