Tender Feet--Durasole, Venice Turpentine, Keratex and such
So, on my other thread about how to help feet and the responses and reading up a lot more, this is what I've come up with, and tell me what you think about it being right and what each thing does.
Venice Turpentine is a natural resin that has properties that pull out heat and the results of pounding for whatever reason. It's been used for centuries and is the main ingredient in most hoof packing compounds. It would be best for more accute problems.
Durasole is a sole thickener that is different than a hardener that Tom loves and is good to build up a hoof. This would be good as a long term solution to prepare the hoof for pounding.
Keratex and sole hardeners are probably more for people who live in wet climates and have horses with soft feet from too much water. It seems to dry and crack the hoof if used to much.
So, I live in a dry climate in the summer, and I'm thinking to use VT to sooth the sole of the hoof from pounding on hard ground, and then using Duarasole to help thicken up the sole.
If you live in a climate where horse's feet are perpetually wet and the hoof falls apart from that, than a sole hardener would be more what you want.
Does this sound like I got it right?