Hoof Armor is an Abrasive-Resistant Anti-Microbial Penetrating Protective Coating
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Hoof Armor is Better Than Barefoot
Hoof Armor was first designed simply as a horseshoe alternative that would protect the bottom of the hoof wall from wear…like a horseshoe. The advantages would be lighter, more flexible and nothing to fall off. I soon realized that it was the sole that really needed protection and Hoof Armor became hoof sole protection. Soon, users were applying Hoof Armor to the frog and then the heel bulbs, still as abrasion prevention, but with the intention of protecting the hoof while it naturally grew stronger and tougher. Like humans, healthy feet help make the rest of the body function better. One requirement of Hoof Armor was to be non-toxic for horses and appliers. The same base adhesive formula is typically used in contact with food. Kevlar is added for strength and abrasion resistance and is inert and safe. As is often the case, Hoof Armor became used as a last resort when it was used to treat and defeat White Line Disease. My research as to why it succeeded found that an ingredient in the latest formulation was an effective natural antimicrobial made from non-GMO plants and used in skin care products. This lead to both treatment and preventative for Thrush and White Line Disease and, in general, help develop healthy hooves. Research is continuing along these lines of antimicrobial treatment with emphasis on preventive application.
Hoof Armor Acres Gazette
Hoof protection from physical damage and abrasion as well as infection treatment and prevention
Who Uses Hoof Armor?
Hoof Armor has never been limited to any particular discipline. However, one of the requirements I had when I was developing the original Hoof Armor formula was that it would last for a 100 mile endurance race. The other three criteria were to be tougher than a hoof, to be more flexible than a hoof, and to cure in about a minute. Hoof Armor has met all of these along with being non-toxic and anti-microbial.
Because of proving the mileage criteria it fell into being used more in the endurance discipline and less on the easier applications such as the race track and dressage. Maybe because of the lack of concentration, these last two have come on slowly. To greater and lesser extent, Hoof Armor has been used in all disciplines including endurance, harness track, gymkhana events, driving, hunter/jumper, dressage, eventing, polo, western pleasure, reining and pleasure trail riding.
Hoof Armor is for all hooved animals:
Donkey - Mule - Cow - Goat - Pig - Sheep - Camel - Zoo Ungulates- Elephant