Use this:

  • to maintain healthy hoof growth
  • to maintain good quality hoof horn

Farriers’ Mix

A horse hoof care supplement with minerals, Kelp, Biotin and Methionine

A blend of vitamins, herbs and minerals to help address nutritional imbalances that result in weak, brittle or sensitive hooves. Farriers’ mix is an effective all round conditioner too.

Farriers Mix - A natural horse hoof care supplement with Rose Hips

Farriers’ Mix contains:

  • Kelp
    Dried seaweed meal is a source of many vitamins, minerals and amino acids.
    • Methionine
      Methionine is the most important amino acid for healthy hoof growth.
    • Magnesium
      Horses deficient in Magnesium can show signs of nervousness, excitability and muscle tremors.
    • Rosehips
      Rosehips are a source of the natural form of vitamin C.
    • Choline Chloride
      Choline Chloride is a newly recognised essential nutrient. It is turned into Methionine, the most important amino acid for hoof growth.
    • Zinc
      Zinc is an essential mineral for healthy hoof growth.
    • Vitamin C
      Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) plays a role in the immune system of the horse.
    • Copper
      Copper is an essential mineral for healthy hoof growth.
    • Biotin
      Biotin is essential for healthy hooves and skin.

    Analytical constituents:

    • Crude Protein (14%)
    • Crude Fibre (6%)
    • Crude Ash (38%)
    • Crude Oils and Fats (0.4%)
    • Moisture Content (5.5%)
    • Magnesium (113 333 mg/kg),


    One scoop (15g) per day. One 500g bag will last one horse four weeks.

    Please take care:

    • This is a nutritional product and is not intended as a substitute for veterinary products or advice.
    • Discontinue immediately at any sign of an adverse reaction

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    1. Susan
      17th Jun 2020 at 2:23 pm · Reply

      Feedback time.

      The farrier and I had a catch up on Justin’s feet and how they are doing.

      Remember that last year he was on box rest and could not walk over even the pebbles in the yard. He had no soles, let me repeat – NO soles. And the rest of the hoof quality was not all that great either. It was also difficult to make any adjustment to the balance because there was not really sufficient growth between shoeings, but we could not leave him any longer because his feet were so weak he would drop shoes.

      Well, now he grows a lovely thick sole, good quality, which means he has become an all terrain animal. They put rubber mats across the river stones into the arena so Justin could get in and out, and now he is the horse in the yard that need the mats the least. Ralph mentioned the sole growth as he is so impressed by it.
      His feet hold shoes, they no longer just fall off after 3.5weeks. And although we have him on a shorter cycle (4 or 5 weeks) it is because we are slowly correcting the skew foot, because he has enough growth in that time to allow for trim adjustment, any long and there is too much growth for the correction. And the growth that he has is good quality, strong and healthy.

      The one constant from last year to this year? Your farriers mix. He is now back on his Ultimate mix, but through winter I had him on Farriers mix and devils claw. The Ultimate really helps with his muscle tone and his “glow” and general wellbeing, but the farriers mix is what keeps his feet strong and healthy, and my horse happy and sound. The old addage of “No foot, no horse” is so very true.

      Thank you so much for your recommendations last year. It has made the world of difference. I should have done it sooner, and I should have known better after my experience with Magic but later is better than never.

    2. Adri Theron
      13th Nov 2019 at 7:44 pm · Reply

      I’ve had excellent results with Herbal Horse’s Farrier Mix. Our Thoroughbreds’ hoofs definitely benefit from this product – we’ve used it on several mares. It’s a pity that our suppliers in the vicinity don’t stock it anymore.

      Posted by Beryl Shuttleworth with permission on behalf of Adri.

    3. Doreen Theys
      11th Oct 2019 at 6:39 pm · Reply

      Gem was an early convert to Herbal horse. We went barefoot with our TB mare and used a combination of farrier mix, calm mix for her occassional ‘Chestnut mare’ syndrome and sport horse mix to look after her joints when competing. She is now a sprightly 22 year old and gets lightly worked but still has all her character and still wants to gallop. And most importantly keeps a smile on my daughters face.

      Posted by Beryl Shuttleworth with permission on behalf of Doreen.

    4. Kylie Theys
      11th Sep 2019 at 10:42 am · Reply

      I used the farrier mix for my TB chestnut mare when we went bare foot. It helped a lot during the transition phase and kept her feet looking good all year round. I also used the sport horse mix when we were competing. Loved it 😍

      Posted by Beryl Shuttleworth with permission on behalf of Kylie.

    5. Alexa
      15th Dec 2017 at 11:13 am · Reply

      We have been purchasing Farriers Mix from Western Shoppe.

      We have been using it for one of our thoroughbreds who had very poor condition hooves in front that we are trying to reform. Our farrier believes that the mix has helped to strengthen the hoof and we shall continue its use. Would definitely recommend this product!

    6. Susan
      6th Apr 2017 at 11:58 am · Reply

      My thoroughbred doesn’t have a problem with growth as such, but the growth she does have is very weak. She has been on the Farriers mix for just over three weeks and the farrier came this afternoon. He commented that her growth is so much better, and the change in quality is noticeable. By the next shoeing the difference will be even more noticeable as the healthy growth will be almost all the way down.

      For him to see a difference in such a short while just speaks volumes about the effectiveness of your products. This is the third OTTB that I have used your farriers mix for during their initial period, and it makes such a difference to their feet.

    7. Robyn
      5th Jun 2012 at 6:59 pm · Reply

      We retired my little Thb filly from the track last November. She was being kept on sand, so we decided to pull her racing plates and see how she coped. She promptly told us that she was not very comfortable. So much so that my farrier recommended putting her back on a full set of shoes immediately.

      I’d heard good things about the Herbal Horse farrier mix and with our yard using a wide range of the products, I thought I’d give them a go.

      We’ve just finished our third bag & with the help of our farrier of course (!) her feet are so improved that she is now barefoot & completely sound!

      Many many thanks 🙂

    8. Laura
      30th Apr 2012 at 2:23 pm · Reply

      Just wanted to give you an update on my old boy. He’s been on the herbs for a while now and what a difference

      His hooves are on the road to recovery . I have never seen his tail looking so good – I was so jealous of one of the other horses tails when we arrived at the yard and now his looks exactly the same. We did put No Rub on maybe 3 times which might have helped but his mane looks just as good.

      His coat is shiny and his topline is looking so much better despite not having done a hell of a lot of work so I am just so impressed. His weight has settled down after the move too and he just looks fantastic.

      I am just thrilled to bits and he has a bit of spring in his step again. I did give him a legend injection around the same time as we started the herbs and the fluid on his legs where he had bog spavin and wind galls has reduced dramatically and its almost gone so I am not sure if it’s the herbs or the injection that’s helped but the combo of the two has done wonders.

      Thanks so much

    9. Nina
      12th Sep 2011 at 11:24 am · Reply

      My horse has been unbelievably unfooty since using Farriers mix, if that makes any sense at all LOL. No sensitivity, feet are looking amazing, despite it being quite wet. They are hard and have a good shape and are not ‘spreading’ a week before he is due, like they used to. I have given him 2 weeks off it (as I believe in giving all horses 2 weeks off supplements every 3 months) and he is very, very slightly footy again. Not at all lame, but more careful where he puts his feet.

    10. Ilana
      5th Sep 2011 at 4:54 pm · Reply

      Do you have product you can recommend for greasy heal? The Farrier mix?

      • Beryl Shuttleworth
        5th Sep 2011 at 5:56 pm · Reply

        Hi Ilana. The Farriers mix won’t help this. You need to clean the area up and keep pasting baby bum cream on it. If it is very bad, you might need antibiotics. Immune mix might also help fight the infection. But the main thing is to clean it up and keep it dry. (I know because my horse has just recovered.)

    11. Coffee James
      24th Mar 2011 at 12:30 pm · Reply


    12. lez chalklen
      31st Jan 2011 at 4:05 pm · Reply

      can i mix both the enduro mix and the Farriers mix to gether ? or will the enduro mix give me some benifit please let me know

      ps i have used the enduro mix and it has improved his all round proformance and fun a trail over 4 months

      • Beryl Shuttleworth
        31st Jan 2011 at 4:30 pm · Reply

        Lez, yes you can. You will get some benefit for the hooves from Endurance mix. But, if there are problems, you probably do need Farriers mix.

    13. Trish Knott
      27th Feb 2010 at 7:18 pm · Reply

      Ever since all the rain in January my one horses feet have steadily detoriated and he has lost so many shoes and had them nailed backed on that there is no more wall left to put nails in anymore, his one hind foot had to be rebuilt just to get a shoe on. My farrier has now fitted him with alumites and I am not riding him for a couple of weeks just to allow the hooves to grow. If he loses the alumites we are going to have to resort to glue on shoes! I bought Farrier Mix today at our local tackshop and will start him on Monday so holding thumbs that this will solve his problem. If anyone knows of anything that I can actually apply to his hooves to promote growth please let me know.

      • Doreen
        9th Apr 2010 at 9:49 am · Reply

        You’ve done the best thing by getting the farrier mix..well done…
        To actually harden the hoof wall try applying a mix of apple cider vinigar with a few drops of Ti-tree oil and lavender oil added.(mix vinigar with water at first if you are worried it may be too strong at first)
        This can be spread over the hoof itself, get it into the cracks and nail holes too, and the underside of the hoof to help harden up the sole and hoof at the same time…the vinigar will harden the hoof and the oils keep bacteria out while the wall is repairing.

        It sounds like those hooves need a break from shoeing & glueing if it’s possible…Unless you live and walk your horse around the city…or your horse really needs shoes for correctional problems I’d speak to your farrier about going barefoot…even if it is just until the hoof wall has time to grow stronger.

        I’ve used the vinigar mix, along with farrier mix regularly on both my now barefoot horses, Gem and Bridget, and they’re both fantastically sound.

        I’d started giving Bridget farrier mix before taking off her shoes as her hooves also broke easily with the shoeing and she lost shoes constantly.
        I was on the verge of transitioning her to barefoot when a shoe came loose just before Christmas! Of course, I couldn’t get hold of a farrier for love nor money so literally had to remove the shoes myself for her safety.
        Being on the farrier mix certainly helped her transition comfortably to being barefoot within a week!…and she’s a 16 year old horse who still loves to jump!
        Look ..Barefoot isn’t for everyone but it might just be the right solution for your horses feet…at the worst ..your horse will have time for it’s hooves to repair and grow out all those nail holes and cracks!
        Just give your horse a nice grassy paddock for a week or two..then start walking out, being careful to stick to soft ground, gradually working your way on to sandy road, and eventually harder gravel as the sole hardens..but please take your time..imagine if it were you walking barefoot for the first time and hardening the skin on your feet.
        ..and of course stick to regular farrier visits to keep those new hooves strong.

    14. Sarah Yeo
      2nd Feb 2010 at 11:43 pm · Reply

      I sell a lot of Farrier mix to my clients and everyone comes back raving about the amazing results.

      It is by far one of the best hoof supplements, and the best part is one can see the results.

    15. Conroy
      23rd Dec 2009 at 2:31 pm · Reply

      A while back I bought two 500 gram farrier’s mix for my thoroughbred (Shepherd). If you can recall, he suffered from poor hoof growth and surface cracks. He also kept losing shoes and the hoof around the nails would start to “break-up”. The hoof growth was so poor, that the farrier never clipped the hooves, but only filed them down a bit. I put him on the farrier mix about 5 weeks ago with hope of improvement. I just got a call from the stables saying that Shepherd got new shoes this morning. They also say that the farrier had to clip almost 10 mm of growth!! He is also very impressed with the results. I am so pleased with your product that I would recommend it to anyone!!

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