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Hardy Hoof™

Enhanced formula for strong, resilient hooves

77 reviews. 4.8 / 5
Diane - 29/09/2022 10:57
Hardy Hoof has kept my 27 year old mare going for many years now.From having foot problems ,when we thought we might lose her,to galloping flat out round her paddock in a morning.She is a very happy horse now.
Vivienne - 26/09/2022 20:04
The quality of my horses hooves have improved so much after using this product for several months. All cracks gone.
Trusted Feefo Customer - 08/09/2022 10:24
My Farrier always comments on the horses hooves and says what good condition they always are.
Pierre - 17/08/2022 20:51
Good results , will continue use
Alison - 10/08/2022 22:05
Use hardy hoof and best flex, both great products that really make a difference
Trusted Feefo Customer - 27/07/2022 20:55
Given this product to my horse that has been suffering from White Line disease, and the quality of the hoof has improved dramatically. Problem has now been resolved. Going to continue at a maintenance level as this product does work.
Lorraine - 13/07/2022 21:07
Excellent product works really well
Diane - 07/07/2022 06:58
Great for crumbly feet and foot growth.Helps with my 27 year old mares feet.
Trusted Feefo Customer - 08/06/2022 20:12
My farrier reports my mare has excellent quality of growth on Hardy Hoof. She has laminae damage and poor feet without it.
Trusted Feefo Customer - 04/02/2022 20:15
As with any hoof supplement it will take several months to show a difference. I have used this for just over six months now and overall quality of the hoof appears to be improving.
Lucy - 10/01/2022 17:10
Really helped my horses hoof growth following a hoof injury
Trusted Feefo Customer - 27/12/2021 21:33
I have used Hardyhoof for years to help strengthen my laminitic mare’s feet. It works well.
Trusted Feefo Customer - 01/12/2021 19:14
After a serious hoof injury this helped his regrowth tremendously
Trusted Feefo Customer - 29/11/2021 09:38
As always helpful staff and quick delivery
Lucy - 24/10/2021 20:07
Has really made a dramatic difference to my geldings hoof growth & quality following an injury
Sandra - 11/10/2021 20:59
Only been using around 8 weeks which is helping but I need longer for a true answer
Trusted Feefo Customer - 06/10/2021 20:40
Good quality supplements with excellent service
Trusted Feefo Customer - 06/10/2021 20:30
Very pleased with this product
Trusted Feefo Customer - 06/10/2021 20:11
I’ve been using Hardy Hoof to help maintain the structure of my laminitic mare’s feet for several years and my farrier did notice the difference.
Trusted Feefo Customer - 30/09/2021 16:41
my horse has white line disease and a lot of horn cut away.Farrier and vet pleased with speed of regrowth and condition
Trusted Feefo Customer - 29/09/2021 20:18
Greatly improves my horse’s hooves
Ben - 26/09/2021 20:11
Only just started on this product but hopefully
Will be equally as good as other products
Trusted Feefo Customer - 25/08/2021 20:33
I really like the effectiveness of Hardy Hoof. My farrier commented that hoof structure was very good on this supplement.
Trusted Feefo Customer - 11/08/2021 20:29
Feedmark are my first choice for supplements.
Trusted Feefo Customer - 11/08/2021 20:24
Hardy hoof is a brilliant supplement for my horse.
Trusted Feefo Customer - 11/08/2021 20:16
Always helpful & able to give good advice.
Trusted Feefo Customer - 04/08/2021 20:41
Really helping my gelding after a horrific hoof injury
Trusted Feefo Customer - 14/07/2021 20:23
Hardy Hoof strengthens my mare’s feet and enables me to ride her, despite previous laminitis damage.
Keryn - 23/06/2021 21:33
Highly recommended.. hooves are wonderful and hardy.
Trusted Feefo Customer - 16/06/2021 20:20
Fantastic for my 26 year olds shelly feet.
Valerie - 16/06/2021 20:13
Keeps hooves in good condition
Trusted Feefo Customer - 13/06/2021 20:30
Really see a difference & even my farrier noticed!
Trusted Feefo Customer - 09/06/2021 20:17
Excellent customer service
Pam - 05/05/2021 22:14
My pony has suffered with split hooves for a number of years and Hardy Hoof has made a vast improvement to her hooves since adding it to her feed.
Karen - 05/05/2021 21:04
Great product I can tell when my two haven't been on this for a while.
Trusted Feefo Customer - 30/04/2021 08:46
Fabulous products that really work.
Trusted Feefo Customer - 14/04/2021 20:42
Improvement evident already
Trusted Feefo Customer - 19/02/2021 09:45
I am sure Hardy Hoof improves the wellbeing of my horses hooves as I live on the edge of the moors and the clay ground always holds the water, so they need good hard hooves.
Julie - 24/01/2021 19:57
Great supplement, big improvement on hooves, horse loves it
Trusted Feefo Customer - 18/11/2020 11:09
Brilliant product, my farrier definitely can see the difference
Pierre - 19/10/2020 20:43
Helps to keep the feet in good order
- 19/08/2020 20:35
Has helped my thoroughbreds feet to hold shoes all year round, and I’d rate it as better value and quality than competitors
Jennifer - 06/08/2020 07:52
One of my daughters horses has been on this for some time now and it does seem to be helping his hoof condition.
Trusted Feefo Customer - 26/07/2020 11:34
I am unable to comment yet as my mare has been on Hardy Hoof only one month but there are signs of healthy growth around the coronet band.
Liese - 11/06/2020 13:57
My ID x TB mare has always suffered with her hooves, but since she's been having feedmark hardy hoof supplement in her food the condition of hooves has really improved. I have a happy mare!
Trusted Feefo Customer - 11/06/2020 08:52
Ponies eat there food with it in, seems to be helping hooves. So far so good!
Naomi - 04/06/2020 12:51
Jerry has been on this for about 2 weeks. As a fussy eater I bought it separate to his current bespoke just in case he decided against it. But nope he's loving it. Early to report any changes, but we'll keep going.
Sarah - 03/06/2020 20:18
Too early to tell what difference it will make for my horse’s hooves, but judging by the ingredients and concentrations this should be one of the best hoof supplements on the market
Sarah - 20/05/2020 20:51
Can't recommend highly enough.
Ann - 19/02/2020 12:17
Hopefully will help hooves a bit early to say yet
Sarah - 03/02/2020 09:16
This product makes a real difference to my horse's hoof growth and condition.
Claire - 15/01/2020 19:23
Fab product that helps to help my barefoot endurance Arabs hooves in strong and healthy condition. As a fussy eater it's a bonus that is appears to be very palatable and he's happy to have in in his feed.
Penny - 22/12/2019 07:48
Only been using for a couple of weeks so can’t say how much effect it will have.
It smells quite strong but both horses eat it with no problems.
Based on previous experience I expect good results
Trusted Feefo Customer - 11/12/2019 13:50
Have only used for a week so no apparent difference yet but hope to see results soon.
Nichole - 04/12/2019 10:36
Great product, has noticeably improved the condition of my horse's hooves
Paul - 05/11/2019 21:04
Keeps my horses feet in tip top condition
Trusted Feefo Customer - 27/10/2019 04:52
Does exactly what it says
Hilary - 23/10/2019 14:36
Horses hooves are stronger
MARTINA - 23/10/2019 13:25
Happy with this product,but strted to use it only two weeks ago so have to give it more time
Trusted Feefo Customer - 26/09/2019 16:35
Excellent
Trusted Feefo Customer - 04/08/2019 10:45
Excellent
Hilary - 05/06/2019 11:50
Really good supplement that works
Chris - 12/05/2019 07:25
Excellent
Trusted Feefo Customer - 10/04/2019 16:41
Brilliant stuff. Very pleased with results.
Anna - 25/03/2019 19:15
The supplement has really benefited my horse
Trusted Feefo Customer - 21/03/2019 10:36
Having only used some from a friend as a trial I haven't got a long term view on this yet, but so far going well
Trusted Feefo Customer - 03/12/2018 13:17
Great offers great service great delivery times
Valerie - 16/11/2018 11:21
Feedmark always gives excellent service
- 20/07/2018 11:56
Merlin has been on this supplement for quite some time now and I intend to keep him on it for life :-)
After trying numerous other well known expensive hoof supplements that he basically refused to eat and did very little for him, I've finally found a product that actually works. His hoof quality has improved dramatically and my farrier now has something to work with!
Sarah - 09/04/2018 21:39
They eat it well and look well on it  too
Trusted Feefo Customer - 09/04/2018 21:22
Excellent product which works
Sharon - 22/12/2017 18:12
I've used other hoof supplements but nothing compares to Hardy Hoof! Excellent!
Stephanie - 16/12/2017 08:49
Looks ok bit early to say if it’s had any beneficial effect
Denise - 15/12/2017 13:31
Excellent
Linda - 15/10/2017 23:42
Easy to use and palatable
Helen - 09/10/2017 15:17
Seems to make a bid difference to your horses hoof growth.
- 09/10/2017 14:45
After trying numerous hoof health products I'm hoping this one will work - my horse seems to like it unlike other very well known brands that he refuses to eat!

Nutrition Information

Keratin is responsible for the resilient structure of the hoof wall. This is a structural protein also found in hair, wool, skin and fingernails, and is made up of certain amino acids. Providing the amino acids Methionine, Threonine and Lysine, which are present in high levels in Hardy Hoof™, allows Keratin synthesis, with Methionine being of particular importance because the horse can convert this into Cysteine, the amino acid that gives Keratin its strength and structure. In order for this to happen, Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) must also be present.

Advances in science have allowed us to go even further and incorporate chelation technology in Hardy Hoof™ formulation. Chelation involves the binding of minerals (nutritionally classed as metals) to another molecule with the purpose of increasing absorption and stability within the horse's gastrointestinal tract. Copper, Zinc and Manganese are chelated to the amino acid Glycine facilitating the absorption of the minerals as well as preventing them from binding to other nutrients and maximising overall nutrient utilisation within your horse. Copper and Zinc stimulate cell growth and aid Keratin production whilst Manganese supports the internal structures in the hoof. 

Copper is an essential component in the building of Keratin bridges in the hoof, as it is a copper-dependent enzyme in cells that is responsible for building junctions between several proteins. Thus, if Copper is deficient the enzyme is compromised, affecting the Keratin bridge structure which ultimately could affect the hoof´s wear resistance (de Souza et al., 2019; Rueda-Carrillo et al., 2022).

Zinc is a key mineral also involved in the keratinisation process. Although studies regarding the relationship between Zinc and hoof quality show varying results, the study by Jancikova et al. (2012) showed how dietary minerals can positively influence hoof quality. The study included 16 warmbloods, eight of which were administered a vitamin-mineral premix for 9 months. Results showed increased levels of Zinc in the dry matter of the hoof horn as well as increased levels of the trace minerals Copper and Manganese. Horses administered the vitamin and mineral premix also achieved significantly faster growth of the hoof horn with decent hoof quality. This study highlights the importance of Copper, Zinc and Manganese in the health and structure of horse's hooves. Of note, for Zinc to be absorbed it must be provided at a 4:1 ratio with Copper, at 4 parts Zinc to 1 part Copper, which is achieved in the Hardy Hoof™ formulation.

Calcium is a macro-mineral that plays an important role in the formation of bones, muscles, teeth, and virtually every other structure in the horse´s body. Calcium is also crucial for good hoof growth. Calcium is necessary for the adhesion of one cell to the next, which is of particular importance in hooves, where cells are arranged tightly.

In addition to the amino acids and minerals, Hardy Hoof™ contains the highly researched B Vitamin, Biotin. A study conducted by Buffa et al. (1992) examined 24 randomly selected horses over a 10-month period. The results indicated significant improvements in hoof growth rate and hardness when administering a dose of 15mg of Biotin per day in comparison to horses being supplemented wtih 7.5mg of Biotin per day. Furthermore, Geyer et al. (1994) supports these findings as they conducted a study on 97 horses fed a daily dose of 5mg of Biotin per 100 to 150kg of bodyweight (effectively 25mg of Biotin daily for a 500kg horse). The researchers examined the hoof macroscopically every 3-4 months and found improvements in hoof horn condition after eight to fifteen months of supplementary Biotin. It was also noted that hoof horn condition deteriorated in 7 out of 10 horses once Biotin supplementation was reduced or ended. Based on the extensive research undertaken on Biotin, and the great benefits this vitamin has on hoof health, growth rate and strength, Hardy Hoof™ contains a daily supply of 30mg of Biotin per 500kg horse to ensure optimum hoof growth and health. 

Furthermore, Methyl sulphonyl methane (MSM) is included in Hardy Hoof™ as it is an excellent source of dietary Sulphur, a mineral necessary for the integrity of the hoof wall due to its role in bonding protein strands in the hoof. Hardy Hoof™ also contains Iodine, which is essential for healthy thyroid function, which in turn is necessary for hoof and hair quality. Finally, Linseed is widely used to improve hoof quality, as it is rich in essential fatty acids, which help to seal moisture into the hoof. When combined with the phospholipid Lecithin (which is rich in Choline for cell flexibility) this aids pliability of the hooves, and helps to maintain the optimum moisture level, stopping the hooves from absorbing external moisture. Hay diets, in particular, may be low in fatty acids. 

To read more about the nutrition of hoof health click here 

To read more about chelated minerals click here 

References

Buffa, E.A., Van Den Berg, S.S., Verstraete, F.J.M., & Swart, N.G.N. (1992). Effect of dietary biotin supplement on equine hoof horn growth rate and hardness. Equine Veterinary Journal, 24(6): 472-474.

De Souza, A.F., Schade, J., Laus, R., Moreira, M.A., Muller, T.R. & Fonteque, J.H. (2019). Difference in mineral concentration on hooves of horses, mules and donkeys. Revista Brasileira de Ciência Veterinária, 26(3): 93-98.

Rueda-Carrillo, G., Rosiles-Martínez, R., Hernández-García, A.I., Vargas-Bello-Pérez, E & Trigo-Travera, F.J. (2022). Preliminary study on the connection between the mineral profile of horse hooves and tensile strength based on body weight, sex, age, sampling location and riding disciplines. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 8:763935

Geyer, H., & Schuzle, J. (1994). The long-term influence of biotin supplementation on hoof horn quality in horses. Schweiz Arch Tierheikd, 136(4): 137-149.

Jancikova, P., Horky, P., & Zeman, L. (2012). The effect of feed additive containing vitamins and trace elements on the elements profile and growth of skin derivatives in horses. Annals of Animal Science, 12(3): 381-391

Composition

Linseed meal, Brewer's Yeast, Monocalcium phosphate, Methyl sulphonyl methane (MSM). 

Additives 

  Additive number per kg
Antioxidants    
Soya lecithin 1c322i 29 g
BHT (Butylated hydroxytoluene) E321 0.06 g
     
Vitamins    
B6 (Pyridoxine hydrochloride) 3a831 211 mg
Biotin 3a880 448 mg
     
Trace Elements    
Iodine (Calcium iodate anhydrous) 3b202 19 mg
Copper (Copper (II) chelate of glycine hydrate) 3b413 1,281 mg
Manganese (Manganese chelate of glycine hydrate) 3b506 2,563 mg
Zinc (Zinc chelate of glycine hydrate) 3b607 3,844 mg
     
Amino Acids    
Lysine (L-lysine monohydrochloride) 3c322 76,884 mg
Methionine (Sodium DL-methionine) 3c301/3c305 102,512 mg
Threonine (L-threonine) 3c410 25,628 mg

Analytical

 
Crude protein  29.8%
Crude oils & fats 17.4%
Crude fibre  9.2%
Crude ash 18.9%
Sodium <0.1%

Feeding Guide

 

Weight of Horse/Pony Amount per day                                       
Up to 250kg 1 scoop
250kg - 400kg 1.5 scoops
400kg - 600kg 2 scoops
Over 600kg 3 scoops

 

1 level (50ml) scoop of Hardy Hoof™weighs approximately 33g

It takes approximately 8-12 months for hoof horn to grow from the coronary band to the weight-bearing surface. Feed Hardy Hoof™ formula continuously to support good hoof horn growth.

Feed supplements should be fed according to body weight. Introduce to the horse's diet gradually, splitting between feeds (when applicable).

Hardy Hoof™is a complementary feeding stuff for equine animals. Feedmark uses nothing in the formulation of this product that contravenes FEI competition rules.

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