Hoof care

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 pacakaging 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

Derma10 Heel Balm is a water- free moisturizing cream for the hoof care.  Derma 10 Heel balm, is an intensive treatment balm for management of cracked coronet band.  Derma10 also provides beautiful shine on hooves. Use as needed. 

Derma12 Finishing Oil promotes healing and prevention of dry and cracked hoofs without impairing the natural hydration balance while leaving the hooves  really shiny.

1. Clean the hooves. 
2. On very dry hooves massage Derma10 Heel balm on 1-2 cm wide on coronet band.
3. Shake Derma12 bottle well and apply with sponge on hooves.
Derma12 moisturises hooves without disturbing hooves own moisture balance. Derma12 oil leaves beautiful glance on hooves.

Some horses can get unwanted microbial growth(microbes, fungal) on hooves. Derma1 Skin Care shampoo helps to manage the microbial growth problem on hooves. Wet the hooves, apply Derma1 shampoo and leave for 5-10 minutes, rinse off. In case your horse uses boots, do remember to disinfect the boots from inside.

We have deliberately tried to create pacakaging 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.