Farrier's Formula for Horses

Farrier's Formula for Horses
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Farrier's Formula addresses the need for 'feeding the hoof,' recognising that a horse will only perform at its best when its hooves are effectively managed. The original hoof care supplement since 1979, Farrier's Formula is the recommended remedy of United States farriers for 12 consecutive years, utilising 30 years of equine research and experience in one effective product. Horses' hooves require a broad spectrum of nutrients to maintain optimal condition and Farrier's Formula is specially blended to supply all the essential nutrients that are key to hoof growth, repair and maintenance. Enriched with Biotin, Farrier's Formula promotes the internal and external health of hooves in the most depleted of conditions. Safe to be fed to horses with laminitis.

Feeding Instructions

Adult Horses
Top dress or mix with regular feed. Use one measuring cup (170g, or 237 ml) of product per day for each 450 kg of body weight.

Body Weight

Daily Quantity

225 kg

1/2 Cup (85 gm) per day

450 kg

1 Cup (170 gm) per day

675 kg

1 1/2 Cups (255 gm) per day

900 kg

2 Cups (340 gm) per day

Adult Maintenance
After feeding for 6 to 8 months and problems have resolved, the above amounts may possibly be reduced by one half. If problems re-occur, resume feeding at the above levels.

Weanling to Adult
Feed the level corresponding to the predicted adult weight above.

Nursing Foals
Feed 1/4 measuring cup (43 g, or 60ml) per day.

Farrier's Formula® is doping free and can be safely fed to competition horses.


Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Soy Protein C oncentrate, Lecithin, Yeast Culture Dehydrated, DL-Methionine, Hydrated Sodium Calcium Aluminosilicate, Ascorbic Acid, Biotin, Soybean Oil, Zinc Oxide, Basic Copper Chloride, Cobalt Carbonate, Calcium Iodate

Guaranteed Analysis


Per 170 gm
(1 cup)

Starch, Carbohydrate, and Sugar

*Starch (see note below)

1.4 %

2.4 grams

*WSC (Water Soluble Carbohydrates)

3.5 %

6 grams

*NFC (Non-Fiber Carbohydrates)

16 %

27 grams

*ESC (Simple Sugars)

2.9 %

5 grams

Protein, Fat, Fiber and Ash

Crude Protein

21 %

35,700 mg

Crude Fat

7.3 %

12,400 mg

Crude Fibre

21 %

35,700 mg


11 %

18,700 mg

Amino Acids

Lysine (Min)

0.91 %

1,550 mg


3.2 %

5,440 mg

Cystine (Min)

0.24 %

400 mg

Glycine (Min)

0.81 %

1,380 mg

Proline (Min)

1.09 %

1,850 mg

Tyrosine (Min)

0.50 %

850 mg

Phenylalanine (Min)

1.03 %

1,750 mg



2 %

3,400 mg

Fatty Acids

Omega 3 Fatty Acids

0.5 %

850 mg


Calcium (Min)

1.0 %

1,700 mg

Calcium (Max)

1.4 %

2,380 mg


1,310 mg/kg

Poor Bioavailability

Phosphorus (Min)

0.56 %

950 mg


1.9 %

(see below) 3,200 mg

Sodium (Max)

0.15 %

255 mg


1,470 mg/kg

250 mg


525 mg/kg

89 mg


11 mg/kg

1.9 mg


7 mg/kg

1.2 mg


Ascorbic Acid (Vit C)

0.6 %

1,020 mg


118 mg/kg

20 mg

Choline (Min)

5,000 mg/kg

850 mg

Inositol (Min)

4,471 mg/kg

760 mg

One measuring cup (237 ml) will deliver 170 gm of product.

*Farrier's Formula does not contain added sugar or molasses. The daily intake of starches, carbohydrates (WSC and NFC), and sugars from Farrier's Formula is very low, and is insignificant relative to the starch, sugar and carbohydrate intake in the total diet.
**The iron content in Farrier's Formula is derived from the pellet conditioner (hydrated sodium calcium aluminosilicate, natural clay) in the form of iron oxide. The intestinal absorption of iron from iron oxide is minimal; therefore Farrier's Formula provides a minimal and insignificant amount of absorbable iron. If iron supplementation is desirable another form of iron such as iron proteinates, or other bio-available sources of iron should be utilized.
***Farrier's Formula does not contain added potassium; however potassium is contained in minor concentrations with some of the ingredients such as alfalfa. Considering the small amount of product, the total level of potassium intake from Farrier's Formula relative to the intake in the total diet is not significant.

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Reviews (48)

Summary of Reviews for Farrier's Formula for Horses

Overall 5
Ease Of Use
Value For Money
Absence Of Side Effects
45 out of 48 (94%) customers would recommend this product.
5 stars (35 reviews)
4 stars (7 reviews)
3 stars (4 reviews)
2 stars (0 reviews)
1 stars (2 reviews)

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55 I've used this for years and it seems to work as I have no feet problems with the ponies.
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By on 24 November 2021

Seems to work

Customer recommends this product

45 Farrier's Formula for Horses
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By on 6 April 2021

Easy to feed, our TB eats it no problem. Quite large dosage but as he eats it fine this is not an issue. Only been feeding it for a couple of weeks so can't say if it has worked for him as yet as hoof growth isn't that quick. Nothing adverse so for now can only say 'fair'

Customer recommends this product

35 Good product
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By on 15 March 2021

It was very expensive

Customer does not recommend this product

55 Result - not instant but results nonetheless
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By on 11 February 2021

Our new horse had really poor hooves following a 2 yr ‘break’ in a wet field for 3/4 of year and no farrier attention. We started regular farrier visits with support from Farriers Formula. Difference was remarkable within 4 months. Comment from farrier historically has likened horse hoof to rotting wood. No more. Hooves now hold shoes and are much more resilient to changes in weather / ground conditions.

Customer recommends this product

55 Recommended product
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By on 8 February 2021

I have bought this to help strengthen my horses hooves. She certainly likes it, and it’s easy to feed.

Customer recommends this product

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Q & A

Below are some recent questions we've received regarding Farrier's Formula for Horses, including answers from our team.

19 June 2021 at 12:51pm

Alison Wood

  • VioVet customer since 2017
  • From: Angus, United Kingdom

In your ingredients breakdown - you state that 5,440 mg/cup for Methionine but the cup itself is only 170mg size could you please explain ?
The other ingredients do not make sense either...is this a typo?

  • VioVet Staff

Each cup contains 170 grams of the formula. This is equal to 170,000mgs, of which 5,440mg (3.2%) is Methionine.

3 July 2020 at 8:17pm

Suitable for pregnant mare


Is thefarriers formula suitable for pregnant mares

  • VioVet Staff

Yes Farrier's Formula is safe for use during Pregnancy and Lactation.

29 June 2016 at 4:54pm

Feeding with naf magic


My tb mare's feet have gone downhill since moving to a new livery, they are not growing and cracking. Her feed hasn't changed and lived out at moment. She has a chaff mix with a scoop of naf magic everyday and hay when she comes in about 4 times a week. Her weight is very good and was wondering if I can feed farrier formula with the naf magic. Thanks.

  • VioVet Staff

I would certainly give one of the food supplements for hoof health to your mare. This is a good one and is perfectly compatible with the Naff Magic. Make sure your farrier trims the hooves appropriately and don't leave it too long between visits. They should recover in time.

20 November 2015 at 11:41am

Is it safe to feed a balancer with this product


  • VioVet customer since 2019
  • From: Scottish Borders, United Kingdom

Could you please tell me if it is safe to feed top spesc light feed balancer with farriers formula, I have had amazing results with farriers formula in the past, So i will return to it now again as mare's feet need some TLC

  • VioVet Staff

It is perfectly safe to feed these supplements together. There is some overlap of ingredients which will do no harm and might provide additional benefit.

30 October 2013 at 12:53pm

Farrier's Formula for a fussy eater?


I have a very fussy eater who is extremely reluctant to eat any type of additive. He has a general additive which i struggle to get him to eat. His feet are of a poor quality and I have had to have his shoes removed to try and let the hooves grow down enough to let the nail holes grow out. He is not good without shoes and is very footy at the moment. Do Life Data sell small sample sizes of Farrier's Formula. I am reluctant to buy the tub size if he won't even sniff it. He is currently on Profeet but although he has been on this for nearly a year, the quality of the hoof has not improved dramatically. I am happy to try anything as he is currently stable bound.
Any help would be appreciated.

  • VioVet Staff

Sorry but we cannot get samples of Farrier's Formula. I can only suggest getting some and trying it at a low level in his food at first, even just a trace amount will help slightly. You would probably find you could build the amount up gradually. Most of food choice is an acquired habit (for us too) and he will get to like it if he starts eating it. Best plan is to start off with such a small amount it will do no good, but it is introduced as a back-ground flavour which he very gradually gets used to. Over a few months you can get up to a proper level of supplementation. I am not aware of anything which would be better to try than Farrier's Formula.

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