Dry Hooves

What You Need:

  • Hoof pick
  • NRG Stride Hoof Dressing or NRG No-Mess Hoof Cream
  • Soft bristled brush for application (if not supplied by NRG)
  • Cloth to clean up

Dry hooves are a warning sign that your horse has unhealthy hooves and likely poor nutrition. If left untreated, it is likely that cracks will begin to appear and open up into foot sores, abscesses, and hoof infections. Worse still, pieces of hoof can break off under impact which will result in months of hoof and leg rehabilitation. Shoeing a horse with dry hooves is also extremely difficult with farriers often having trouble driving a nail or finding it very hard to trim, file or rasp the hoof.

NRG Stride Hoof Dressing was developed to provide a nourishing and naturally black hoof dressing that will improve the health of the hoof while dressing it in preparation for shows and events. Applying NRG Stride Hoof Dressing is simple and will create a nourishing barrier that soaks into the hoof wall and looks great at the same time.

To apply:

  1. Always clean out feet. Ensure to properly clean out the frog and sole area. Check soles for any bruising or stones caught in the frog area
  2. Brush Stride Hoof Dressing well into parts of the sole and especially the frog and heel. This area is often overlooked.
  3. Brush Stride Hoof Dressing over the hoof and the coronet band. Please don’t forget the coronet band as this is the growth part of the hoof.

We have really hot summers in Western Australia and it's vital i look after my horses' hooves to prevent cracks and sores. NRG Stride is ideal for me.

Phillippa Ong - Dressage Rider and NRG Team Ambassador

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