Equine America hoof balm
- Easy to apply
- Great value
- Doesn’t come with a brush
Price as reviewed:
£11.50 for 500ml
Equine America hoof balm review
The Equine America hoof balm is totally natural, and it contains natural essential oils, including lanolin, almond, tea tree and chamomile. The pot itself is flexible, which means it’s unlikely to crack if you drop it. Unlike some of the other hoof oils and conditioners I’ve tested, it doesn’t come with a brush so you’ll need to buy that separately.
The formula itself is similar in consistency to vaseline – slightly softer in warmer weather and firmer in colder weather. This makes it easy to apply as it’s easy to pick up the right amount and doesn’t drip.
This hoof balm should be applied every other day for normal use, but twice a day for 10–14 days if you need to use it intensively. If you apply it with a clean brush in one direction, it can also give a really nice shine.
When it comes to value, this is one of the cheapest products you can find if you compare them by price per 100ml, so it’s great value. It also has antibacterial and antifungal properties, similar to the Carr & Day & Martin Cornucrescine Tea Tree hoof oil.
H&H Approved – I love that this hoof balm is totally natural and it’s really great value, too.
Who tested this hoof oil?
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