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    How is it different from Magic Cushion?
    "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." ~Immanuel Kant



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    I have used it to great success after jumping on hard footing. I always cut out a hoof shaped piece of paper bag a bit over sized and place it on top of the hoof packing and use my hoof pick to tuck the brown paper under the shoe. Then it seems to stay in pretty darn well!


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    Quote Originally Posted by lurker View Post
    I have used it to great success after jumping on hard footing. I always cut out a hoof shaped piece of paper bag a bit over sized and place it on top of the hoof packing and use my hoof pick to tuck the brown paper under the shoe. Then it seems to stay in pretty darn well!
    thanks will give it a try



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    I would suggest spreading the Forshners in a thinner layer (like butter on toast) as well as using the packing.



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    Quote Originally Posted by LauraKY View Post
    How is it different from Magic Cushion?
    Magic Cushion is more medicinal, for lack of a better word. It contains iodine and Epsom salts, no? Forshners is more of a classic hoof packing. In cooler weather (65 or so) its consistency is delightfully (unless you are the one trying to get it out of the jar). It almost acts as an orthopedic insole. If I am taking care of a healthy horse with a good foot after a big class, I'll reach for the Forshner's. If I'm coddling an old campaigner with issues, or the ground was hard, I'd apply Magic Cushion. Both are brilliant after a turn in the ice tub.



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    Forshner's: Pine Tar 8.5% w/w, Petrolatum 27.40% w/w, Paraffin 8.96% w/w

    Magic Cushion (regular, not Xtreme): Active Ingredients: Turpentine 26.6%, Iodine 0.06%
    Inactive Ingredients: Natural Leather Fiber, Rosin

    Both have somewhat medicinal effects. I personally prefer Forshner's because Magic Cushion is too liquid in comparison and seems to need a non-stick gauze pad or something plus vetwrap, which unless I have a horse that needed to keep it on for longer than overnight, Forshner's is easier provided you have a good scoop to get it out of the tub.



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