Mastacare solid hoof oil: ‘smart enough for shows’ 7/10

Welcome to our independent group test of hoof dressings. All of the hoof dressings in this group test have been put through their paces by professional dressage rider Rob Waine and his team. Find out what they thought below.

Mastacare solid hoof oil

Score

7/10
  • Performance:
    8/10
  • Ease of use:
    6/10
  • Long lasting:
    7/10
  • Value:
    7/10

Manufacturer:

Mastacare

Price as reviewed:

£7 for 250g

Official description

Mastacare solid hoof oil contains vegetable and cod liver oil to help maintain hoof health and leave a super clear gloss finish to hooves. This product spreads as easily as liquid preparations yet remains economical. It is non-spill and long lasting. There is another version of the same product in black.

First impressions

As a balm I liked that it came in a tub. We had the black version so was interested to see how that would fare.

Overview of performance

This worked well for everyday use as conditioning balm, plus it looked smart enough to go to a show in. It lasted well, but you did have to make sure that you had a good coating on the brush before applying.

Rob’s likes and dislikes

It does condition the hooves, but it is not as easy to apply as some of the others in the group test.

Verdict

The black option is good if you are looking for a multi-purpose conditioning balm that you can also use before a show.