Riding for Disabled at Crowson Park has been using gelatine in our horses feeds for about four years.
We first started adding it to our feeds when we acquired an aged Appaloosa gelding to join our riding team. He had very ‘shaley’ hooves which would crack, split and break terribly.
As the saying goes ‘No foot, no horse’. We knew it was vital to find a solution. Despite our farrier trimming them regularly and us applying oils etc, the condition was not going away.
As some volunteers at the centre had experience with their own horses who had encountered this type of problem before and had seen excellent results by feeding gelatine it was decided to give it a go.
Knowing it was a pure, natural supplement and absolutely no harmful chemicals added we decided it was worth a try.
It was the answer to his problem. His hooves are now strong and tough.
As all our horses are getting on in age we add it to all their feeds, as it is known for its helpfulness for joints as well.
Our horses are all ridden in their lessons barefoot without the need for shoeing. Our only regret is…..we didn’t take before and after photographs of the amazing transformation.