Hi all. It’s super dry out here in CA and I and trying to figure out it hoof oil should be used on my horse’s feet. I grew up putting oil on before every ride because I was told to by my trainer. I never really asked why we did it or what it did for the hooves. After not riding for a while, I got my horse just as it started to get wet out here.
So I didn’t put any on at that point. I had battled thrush over the winter so I didn’t want his feet to be moist at all until that went away.
Now that it has, I was thinking of starting up again. However, I was doing some research on the various forums for what type of oil and it seemed like everyone was saying not to use it. Most of those people seemed to be on the east coast, where moisture definitely isn’t a problem. I wanted to reach out to people who are on my area and have to deal with dry conditions a lot.
So, should I be using good oil? Why? When is it useful? And if yes, which types are recommended?