An In-depth Look At Wind Aid And Using It Effectively

Wind Aid is in a Glycerin base. Glycerin is a water-soluble lubricant and moisturizer. Our Glycerin is top quality, human grade and Kosher. It is a plant-based product, not a petro product. Ours comes from Palm Kernel oil. It is used to seal wedding cakes, given to elderly in nursing homes when they cannot swallow pills or when medications […]

The disease has no cure and is under-reported. Development of illness is a slow process, possibly making you wonder for days what is wrong with your horse.

West Nile Virus (WNV) is transmitted to horses via bites from infected mosquitoes. Equine mortality rate can be as high as 30-40%. The virus is not contagious and can only pass through the bite of an infected mosquito. Your horse is at greater risk of contracting WNV if he hasn’t been vaccinated. Vaccines will not […]

The Facts About Iodine

In 2007, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) passed a law stating the distribution of Iodine over 2.2 % concentrations, would require regulatory control. This came about after it was found that drug traffickers were using iodine in the illicit manufacture of methamphetamine (Meth). The regulation controls iodine crystals and strong iodine tinctures/solutions (e.g., 7 percent iodine) or […]

How To Apply Sole Pack Dressing For Maintenance and Prevention

The application for Sole Pack Dressing for maintenance and prevention program is applying the dressing to the frog (the “V” shaped area on the bottom of the hoof see attached photo), sole (the bottom of the hoof) and heel bulb (back heel area of the hoof) area. I also recommend applying the Sole Pack Dressing to the cornet band (where […]

Managing Mud and Hoof Health This Spring

When it comes to horse hooves, it doesn’t matter how fancy a pedigree is, owners still need to do their due diligence to assure that soundness and hoof health needs are met. This is especially true as the seasons change and we start to see more rain. One main factor that plays an important role […]

Case Study: Kristen & Frankie

Case Study: “I have a 4yo TB that has thin walls and overall poor quality feet. Any help or product recommendations from Hawthorne would be appreciated.” History: Kristen acquired Frankie around the end of August. She contacted us the last part of September 2016. Frankie had been in race training up until mid-June, 2016. His […]

Don’t get stuck on the sidelines

These photos show what Hawthorne Products can do to treat dry, hard, cracked and sore hooves. Consistent, routine use of Sole Pack can prevent this entirely. Quarter cracks are a big issue in all disciplines. They sideline the average horse to the superstar. Most vets and farriers will tell you it takes a year to grow […]

Using Gelatin to Promote Hoof Growth and Health

Studies in Europe now show that gelatin provides building blocks of cartilage; effectively providing nutritional support required for cartilage regeneration. A study published in Therapiewoche by Adam ET. Al. (1991), using randomized double-blinded crossover trial of 52 patients with hip or knee osteoarthritis, found that gelatin supplements improved symptoms related to joint pain compared to […]

Do you wash mud off legs daily?

I have a new boy for this winter. He’s a heavy weight cob. His feathers have all been trimmed off, ( by previous owner). Now with all the recent rain, he and my little pony have churned up the field and gateways, and it’s all becoming rather muddy. Everyday both horses come in to have […]