Are Hoof Packing (such as Magic Cushion) and poultice the same thing? I have had farriers tell me not to use poultice too much because it makes the hoof too soft. Is this the same for hoof packing? I have realized that many horses get their feet packed at night during the show week. What is your favorite thing to use?
No they aren't the same thing. I chose one or none based upon what I am hoping to achieve. I would use poultice, or as we call it on the track, mud if I wanted to draw out some heat. I LOVE magic cushion for tenderness. I have a huge tub of black goo that I am drawing a blank on the name of right now but that is great for adding moisture to a dry hoof.