my farrier knows my horse has always has crappy feet. we have done supplements( still do) and hoof hardner, etc.. his feet can be brittle with the weather. if it is very wet, they can crumble. he recommended Forshner's hoof packing just to keep them moist and healthy. have you tried it and do you like it or not? it is not cheap and i had to order online b/c nothing local has it and i don't have time to drive too far this week.