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hello sir, can i apply hoof oil daily on the horses which are going to track for getting exercised without shoes?

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hi   you can put hoof oil on the feet, but remember that any type of oil e=will prevent the hoofs from breathing and that may cause problems. remember that the hoofs are just a extension of the actual hair on the horse and the hoofs are made up of compressed hair. think what happens when you put oil in your hair.  I only use caster oil on the feet. I put some around the coronet band and in the frog. makes a foot come back to health.  thanks ED HESS

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Ed Hess

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Have trained thoroughbreds for 30 odd years. Have been a licensed trainer for that long of time. I continue to train my race horses and thoroughly enjoy every day.

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Experience: Licensed trainer for over 30 yrs. Have had lots of winners in all different types of races - from bottom claimers to top quality stakes winners. My best money winner was Aristocratic Cross (multiple stakes winner). My best claiming horse was Navajo Family, winner of 12 races in one year. I still enjoy racing a modest stable of horses each year.

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