RockFoot Hoof Powder

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Rockfoot Hoof Powder is a mineral additive that is prepared especially according to the specific needs of each individual horse. Rockfoot Hoof powder is a combination of Magnesium and Calcium and nothing more.

  • Magnesium - in the form of Magnesium Oxide (light)
  • Calcium - in the form of Limestone flour (It is better to feed Calcium with magnesium for absorption purposes)
  • It is often the case that Magnesium levels are low in the equine diet.
  • This can be due to a combination of: composite foods in the prepared diet, soil and grass types, the time of year, and age of the animal.
  • It is necessary to feed calcium with magnesium to keep the balance and absorption correct.
  • It is now being suggested in many nutritional fields that magnesium helps towards the prevention of insulin resistance, (see link page) while also helping with tissue growth, including the digital cushion, frog and periople.

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Note that the foot above has retained its Periople (Skin over the foot). This feature started after the horse was put on Rockfoot hoof Powder, and as a consequence it has helped to keep the wall underneath dry and hard in our wet UK conditions.

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Another example of healthy periople

It is always good to find out what your horse is really eating. Read all labels on the tubs, bags, sachets, pots, and buckets you use to feed your horse, see what the minerals, sugars, proteins, oils, etc are and their percentages.

Magnesium is also a good calming agent. One indication of a horse needing Magnesium can sometimes be sensitivity when touching the skin or the horse just being plain skittish.

If in doubt, talk to an Equine nutritionist before buying any additive: If you are already feeding an additive and you think it is working, DON’T CHANGE! When I observe a change in a horse’s health, for better or worse, the owner is often unable to work out why because they are feeding such a variety of feeds and supplements that it is difficult to isolate one effect from another.

Rockfoot hoof Powder came about because many of my clients did not want the hassle of working out the Calcium/Magnesium ratio, doing the mixing, and calculating the Grams per 100 kilos they would need to feed each individual horse.

We like to have details of your horse : Name: Age: Weight: height: Sex: Diet: Soil type and an overhaul grass type (if possible) Soil samples can be tested by Rockfoot: This information can be sent from the ‘Contact us’ page via email or directly via the online form. You can also send this information by post using my contact details or you can phone me to discuss futher.

Rockfoot hoof Powder Costs £20.00 per Kg inc. P+P in UK.
A 1 kilo bag of Rockfoot hoof Powder would last a 450kg horse approximately 6 weeks (approx. 40p per day)

Full individual feeding instructions come with your Rockfoot supply, including a measuring scoop and dried mint as a blinder if requested.

To order online please visit our shop

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