HEEL FIRST IMPACT
Specialist in Hoof
Melanie Carlson is a top farrier in the Hillsboro, OR farriers directory on NewHorse.com.
It is vitally important to get the proper diagnosis of metabolic issues in horses; such as PPID (cushings), IR (insulin resistance), and EMS (equine metabolic syndrome). Working together with the owner Melanie can help to order blood tests from your vet for accurate diagnosis, and set up a diet plan that fits their condition.
Success in treating, halting progression and/or reversal:
Rotation/Laminitis (acute / chronic subclinical)
Distal descent commonly referred to as sinking
Diagnosing and treating issues with PPID and IR
Thin flat soles
Hoof wall cracks
Chipping or 'shelly' hoof walls
Painful on gravel, tripping
All of our hoof care products are 100% natural, non-toxic, petroleum, preservative, and fragrance free, and non caustic. The ingredients are gentle enough to be touched with bare skin, while remaining very strong in the battle against infection. Our formulas will not dry out over time, unlike similar products on the market.
Based in Oregon amongst the trees, the natural healing power of pine has been our inspiration for the treatment of thrush. Pine has been used for thousands of years medicinally, as it is incredibly anti-bacterial and anti-microbial, easily defeating the symbiotic relationship of bacteria and fungus, otherwise known as thrush. That is why you will find pine ingredients in every line of our products.
We are very conscious of the environmental impact of plastics. Everyone must work together to minimize the amount of plastics produced. That is why we limit our use of all petroleum products, including plastic, and sell our "goo" in glass, and our paste metal tins. These can be rinsed and reused, or recycled. Your purchase will help create a more sustainable world for generations to come.
Hoof Armor hoof protection is an incredible tool we use in our practice that protects a barefoot horse’s hooves against abrasion and wear.
Unlike horseshoes, Hoof Armor is designed to help strengthen your horses hooves, rather than weaken them. It prevents wear, and doing so over time a thick calloused sole will build.
Hoof Armor is made from a non-toxic epoxy, and plenty of Kevlar. It's main ingredients have been approved by the FDA for contact with food, and are very anti-bacterial/anti-microbial
Unlike metal horseshoes, plastic horseshoes or boots, Hoof Armor is more flexible than the hoof itself and will not restrict the hoof’s natural expansion and contraction. This is vital for circulation.
The coronary band produces a varnish coating as the hoof grows down that retains moisture. Hoof Armor works the same way when we put it on the sole. Retaining moisture at a healthy level, and preventing wear.
Hoof Armor was invented to be used in a progressive conditioning program to enable a horse to comfortably and safely go barefoot.
Founded in 1970, EasyCare pioneered the first hoof boot marketed to the equine industry. To help reduce pain for a beloved family horse suffering from navicular disease, Dr. Neel Glass designed a comfortable, padded shoe as an alternative to iron shoes. That first “Easyboot” launched a new category in the industry known as the “hoof boot,” with EasyCare setting the pace through an innovative array of products that has expanded into hoof boots and urethane horse shoes for every situation.