Hot hooves! How much do you know about your horse’s hoof health?

There’s an old saying among equestrians: “No hoof,

no horse.” As the shock-absorbing foundation for 1,000-pound animals, healthy hooves are critical to a horse’s mobility and soundness—and success in the saddle. Do you know how to determine if your horse’s hooves are tender or how to alleviate that pain?

Test your hoof care knowledge to see how you score!

Veterinary formulated to work like magic on sore feet, Magic Cushion® hoof packing starts working to reduce hoof heat within one hour, and then for up to 24 hours*.

From rocky terrain and hard-packed ground to long hauls and short trims, our equine friends are often in situations that can lead to hoof soreness. Magic Cushion® hoof packing is veterinarian-developed to provide fast, soothing relief for overworked, overheated hooves. It helps supports hoof health in several ways, and starts working to reduce hoof heat within one hour. It can be used on both shod and unshod horses.

Here are the three easy application steps: 

  1. Clean the frog and sole
  2. Apply Magic Cushion to the frog and sole
  3. Seal Magic Cushion in with sawdust, shavings or wrapping (if the horse is barefoot)

Magic Cushion Hoof Packing provides relief from hoof soreness resulting from training, but also from conditions such as laminitis, white line disease, pedal osteitis, abscesses, navicular syndrome, bruising, corns, canker and any concussive trauma to the hoof tissues. There’s a reason it’s one of the top 5 products recommended by farriers to clients!

This quiz and article are brought to you by Absorbine®.




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