Hoof Armor, hoof protection, is a tough, durable and protective, yet flexible abrasive resistant adhesive coating used to protect the bottom of a barefoot horse’s hoof from excessive wear and chipping. It is more flexible than the hoof so it doesn’t restrict the natural expansion and contraction of the hoof. Hoof Armor allows natural expansion for optimum circulation, hoof health and protects the sole of the hoof while it becomes stronger and more resistant to stone bruising. The thickness of the hoof sole is the key to stone insensitivity. Applied to the sole, hoof wall bottom edge, the frog and heel bulbs, it simply protects against wear, chipping and abrasion. Being flexible Hoof Armor will work with any trimming technique.
The Hoof Armor® Starter Kit contains a 4:1 dispenser, a 50 ml cartridge of Hoof Armor, eight (8) turbo mix nozzles, two rubber gloves and detailed written instructions.
The starter kit provides enough product to coat approximately eight (8) (saddle horse size) hooves.
With Warmbloods, Drafts or Minis coverage will vary.
Average cost per hoof is $7.50.
How to Apply
How long does it last?
On typical use (trail riding, ring work) it lasts from trim to trim, or about six weeks. Then it is trimmed off with the excess hoof and reapplied. And riders have successfully completed 50 to 100-mile endurance rides over all types of terrains including the 2010 WEG, the 2011 President’s Cup in Abu Dhabi and the Great Santa Fe Trail race which covered 50 miles a day for 10 days.