Know Your Hoof Products

Hoof Cinch
Horse owners have an inexpensive option to relieve the pain and to fix founder and laminitis. The Hoof Cinch is a patented, metal band that tightens around the front of the hoof to stabilize the hoof capsule and prevent the hoof from flexing, which helps to eliminate the pain. Since we cannot move the coffin bone back to the hoof wall, we apply a steady, gentle pressure, to move the hoof wall back to the coffin bone. The Hoof Cinch is designed to fix the mechanical portion of the founder, but horse owners must also work with their veterinarian to determine and address the underlying problem causing the founder. The Hoof Cinch is easy to install and remains on the hoof for a minimum of 12 – 16 weeks, to allow the bone to realign. No special trimming or shoeing is required, although we do suggest keeping the heels elevated to reduce the pull on the deep flexor and help with blood flow. The bands are $60 per set and available in 3 sizes to accommodate miniatures up to draft horses. More in depth information as well as installation videos can be found on the website at www.hoofcinch.com or call 1-855-44CINCH.

Alvin Farrier Supply
Alvin Farrier Supply is a family owned and operated hoof care supply company and is the sole distributor of Durasole, the most effective sole toughener on the market, as well as a full line farrier supply providing a wide selection of tools, shoes, hoof care and therapeutic hoof products and supplements. We pride ourselves in providing quality customer service with friendliness and technical assistance. We have 2 locations to serve you, south of Houston in Alvin, TX and north of Houston in Tomball, TX. We have a full online catalog at www.alvinfarrersupply.com and we ship daily. Check out our website or call us for more information.

 

New Horseshoe Serves Many Needs
Goldenwings Horseshoes are fitted to the hoof with angles usually higher than 52 degrees. This angle removes the long toe, low heel challenges providing protecting the entire hoof. The benefits extend from the sole, ligaments, tendons, knees and shoulders to the entire horse and its spine. Most lameness occurs in the front legs, with approximately 95% of that lameness problems from the knee down. Lameness in the hind legs is usually caused by problems in the hock and/or stifle. Proper trimming of the hoof and fitting of the shoe can eliminate many instances of hind leg lameness. Goldenwings Horseshoes are designed to absorb energy and shock like a catcher’s mitt and flex with each stride like the hoof capsule, an additional shock absorption by providing a concave area directly above the tip of the coffin bone to flex and absorb shock like a catcher’s mitt. This feature allows the sole to continue to perform as support, and acts as a protective pad for the sole and coffin bone with up to 14 mm thickness of flexible protection from the terrain acting to aid with prevention of stone bruising. Available on Amazon, or online at www.goldenwingshorseshoes.com

Farrier’s Fix
NOW TWO GREAT PRODUCTS! FARRIERS’ FIX HOOF OIL AND EQUINE FLAVOR FIX Farriers’ Fix Hoof Oil was developed by a farrier to draw out soreness and toughen horses’ hooves. It is an ALL NATURAL therapeutic product that is effective in treating many basic foot problems, including: sore feet, feet that are too hard and brittle, feet that are too soft, thrush, quarter cracks, laminitis and white line disease. In many cases, horses suffering from stone bruises or trimmed too short, are rideable the next day. Farriers’ Fix Hoof Oil has been incredibly successful on thin-soled horses like Thoroughbreds, and barefoot horses whose feet easily get sore. Regular use helps maintain a healthy hoof and can help shoes stay on longer. It makes an ideal treatment for horses that are jumping and working on adverse surfaces. Farriers’ Fix can be used on the entire hoof from the coronary band to the sole and frog. The all natural ingredients in Farriers’ Fix balance the moisture content and allow the hoof to breathe, which is essential for a healthy hoof. It contains NO petroleum or lacquer. Farriers’ Fix is made with only high quality, natural ingredients that provide vitamins A, D & E – all essential for good quality hooves. There are no fillers in this hoof oil, each ingredient used serves a specific purpose. Primary ingredients include: Venice Turpentine; Cod Liver Oil; Wintergreen Oil; and Safflower Oil Competitors can also be assured that Farriers’ Fix Hoof Oil has tested negative under FEI guidelines. And make sure to try our new product – Equine Flavor Fix!! Equine Flavor Fix is specially formulated to make medications and feed supplements taste better – without adding extra sugar!!. And it’s great to add to WATER for horses that are fussy about the taste when travelling or do not drink enough at home. Flavor Fix has proved to be a terrific product for horses ranging from Retired horses to FEI competitors. It’s unique taste takes the trouble out of feeding your picky eater. www.farriersfix.com

West Coast Rubber Recycling
GroundRubber Horse Arena Cover is a unique rubber product that offers one of the safest and most resilient footings available for horses. GroundRubber can dramatically enhance the performance and comfort of your horses, and is appreciated by Dressage and Hunter Jumpers alike. GroundRubber is also odorless, and requires less watering and dragging than other footing products. GroundRubber may cost a bit more initially, but it has a virtually unlimited lifespan, compared to other surfaces. It only needs to be installed once, it doesn’t wash away, and is extremely cost effective to maintain. GroundRubber has been shown to absorb much more impact than sand, shavings and mulch products. It effectively reduces the repeated concussion horses sustain from being ridden on hard surfaces, enabling them to perform at their best. GroundRubber stall mats offer all the same benefits as the Horse Arena Cover with the advantage of being very easy to clean. This soft, durable surface provides more than enough cushioning support for your horse, and significantly reduces the need for stall bedding. You will virtually eliminate mucking and digging, saving time and money. For more information and free estimates, call us at (831)634.2800, send an email to information@groundrubber.com or visit www.groundrubber.com

Hoofjack®
Hoofjack can be used to support the hoof for daily care, treatment, bandaging, and more and eliminates the need to put the hoof between your knees or support the horses weight with your body. Take your mind off your back and knees and put it back into your work. Pull a shoe, trim, rasp, and nail on a new shoe without ever putting the hoof between your knees or supporting the horse with your body. Hoofjack accommodates older horses with a limited range of motion and allows horses to stand in an anatomically correct and comfortable position. A comfortable horse will be more compliant making your job easier and safer. The cradle and straight post can be used on both the front and hind feet meaning you never have to support the weight of your horse with your hands or your body again. Use the straight post for clipping or applying hoof polish. Apply and remove studs with ease. For more information call 208-278-5283 or visit www.hoofjack.com

Spurr’s Big Fix
The product The product you have been waiting for. Spurr’s Big Fix was developed and perfected by David and Kathy Kimbrough in the heart of Alabama horse country. In addition to both being lifelong horse enthusiasts and animal lovers, David is a highly respected, working farrier with over 45 years of experience. Spurr’s Big Fix joined The 2018 International Hoof-Care Summit as an Educational Partner! In Cincinnati, Ohio . Spurr’s Big Fix has been Nationally Recognized in 2013 and 2016 by SuperZoo as the Best New Product for Equines!! Spurr’s Big Fix is a conditioning Antiseptic Spray for Horse and Livestock Skin Care! Rain Rot? Spurr’s Big Fix Antiseptic Spray is very effective for treating Rain Rot. Itchy Skin? / Bug Bites? / Skin Allergies? Spurr’s Big Fix “Hoof Fix” and Spurr’s Big Fix Antiseptic Spray are both excellent for Horse Hoof Care and maintenance. We all know the old saying “no hoof no horse” and our Spurr’s Big Fix Antiseptic Spray is no less than miraculous when it comes to conditioning dry, brittle or cracked hooves! And try “Hoof Fix” – it’s an awesome Hoof Conditioner! Farriers love Spurr’s Big Fix Antiseptic Spray because they can simply spray it on the foot, wait a moment and trim a much more pliable hoof. American Made and Money Back Guarantee! Visit us @ www.spurrsbigfix.com or call 256/412-8600 or info@spurrsbiffix.com

The Outlaw Thrush Stuff
The Outlaw Thrush Stuff was designed as an aid in preventing and treating infected feet in horses. It is applied directly to the bottom of the hoof capsule. As an antiseptic and astringent it kills the bacteria/fungus in the hoof and dries the affected area protecting it. Works great, cost effective and strong enough to do the job even in wet conditions. Works on: Thrush, White Line, Seedy Toe, Wall Fungus, Gravel Pockets & Shearing due to laminitis. Strongest Thrush treatment you can buy! Comes in 4oz and 8oz bottles. Ask for it in your local feed store or visit: www.outlawshoe.com/thrushstuff.php

 

Nu-Hoof Maximizer™
Nu- Hoof Maximizer is a scientifically formulated equine supplement with Biotin at 30mg, Folic Acid, Riboflavin, Lysine, Methionine, Copper, Iodine, and Zinc. Nu-Hoof Maximizer is based on research that demonstrated the beneficial effects of Biotin based supplement on hoof condition by reducing the incidence and severity of horn defects, increasing tensile strength, and improving the condition of the white line. The study also emphasized the benefits of supplementation for over 90 days to improve hoof growth. Nu-Hoof Maximizer is best fed when a concentrated supplement is desired. www.selectthebest.com