Help With Hoof Oil

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  1. PonyNuts123

    PonyNuts123 Full Member

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    Hi!
    I dont know if you've heard of 'The world's Best Hoof Oil'. We won 4 botttles of the coloured blue diamond and purple diamond. I am reluctant to use it as it looks like one of the 'Cheap and Nasty' Brands. Any tips? Also any hoof oil brands reccomended for shows. Clear please
     
  2. manesntails

    manesntails Senior Member

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    There is, as far as I know, no such thing as “cheap and nasty brands“.
    Hoof oil slows down the expiration of water through the hoof wall. Horses absorb water into the hoof through the sole and expire it out the wall. Hoof oil helps keep excess water out, when applied to the sole, and helps keep the hoof from drying out when applied to the wall.

    There is no expensive good vs. cheap bad hoof oil. As long as they aren't selling nuclear waste in the can, use it.
     
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    Thanks :)
     
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    Sorry I also meant its the Show gloss hoof oil
     
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    Speaking of hoof oil... I don't know what brand I had in my can with the brush type lid (I know I bought that can from Dover, don't know what oil I filled it with ... been awhile). I was about out and I ordered some Fiebings. What ever it was in the can didn't hardly smell... this Fiebings though about gives me a headache with the lingering smell! What is a brand of oil that doesn't smell to high heaven?
     
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    They all smell. Either hold your breath, or buy Hoofflex. :LOL:
     
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    Thanks, will try the Hoofflex! I doubt I will use the Fiebings up... I truly can't take the smell. I dunno... the old stuff in the can barely had any smell, maybe some of the smell goes away with some age.
     
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    Is this for showing? If it's a mucky arena and I don't bother with a hoof polish, I just use olive oil. As far as conditioning the hooves, nothing besides a soak in plain old water.
     
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    Yes for showing. Hunter and Showjumping but mostly eventing :)
     
  10. waresbear

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    Use olive oil, way cheaper and you get the same results.
     

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