Keratex Hoof Hardener

Keratex Hoof Hardener is a patented, award-winning and  world-famous formula which acts specifically on keratin, the  protein which forms most of the hoof and sole. This unique and  hi-spec blend of ingredients introduces natural strength  and capability to hooves by cross-linking the molecules  within the internal structures of the hooves. No other product on the market can harden and  strengthen hooves like Keratex Hoof Hardener.

Keratex Hoof Hardener helps:
• Brittle, weak and cracking hooves
• Sensitive and soft soles
• Recurrent thrown shoes
• Transition to barefoot
• Recovery from sand/quarter cracks
• Stop existing cracks spreading through the hoof
• Strengthen shod and unshod hooves

Keratex Hoof Hardener’s strengthening qualities have made it a popular choice among horse  owners around the world, and many of the world’s top riders and their farriers use and recommend  this product. Regular use improves the quality and durability of the hooves, aiding recovery  from existing cracks and preventing new cracks from appearing. The formula absorbs right into  the hooves to start working straightaway, so you can be sure that there will be no wasted product,  and that product will not be ‘washed off ’ in wet or muddy fields. It is also an incredibly effective and quick-acting solution for sensitive and soft soles,  making the horse’s hooves stronger and more comfortable in under a week.

Keratex Hoof Hardener can be used in conjunction with shoeing, it can be also be used as a complete  alternative to shoeing, enabling horses to go barefoot. The carefully specified ingredients in Keratex Hoof Hardener ensure that this product is safe and effective and promotes flexibility as well as strength and  hardness. Our customers can use Keratex Hoof Hardener for as long as necessary – whether that’s days, weeks,
months, years or for life. Keratex only makes products which are benefi cial for hooves, so customers can be  sure that their horse’s feet are in the right hands with
us. All of our products are sourced and made within the UK, meaning our products are of high quality and carry all the assurances of the Keratex brand, an established
world-leader in the equestrian industry.

Available Sizes: 250ml, 1L

Keratex Hoof Gel

Keratex Hoof Gel gives hooves total protection from the harmful effects  of water damage. When hooves are exposed to excess moisture – from muddy/boggy grazing, stabling or  climate – they start to deteriorate and soften. This can lead to hoof breakage, cracks and soft frogs, punctured soles,  thrown shoes and abscesses.

Keratex Hoof Gel will guard against water damage. It provides a safe, fully breathable barrier against  incoming moisture and completely protects the hooves from the damaging effects of excess  moisture by stopping excess water from being absorbed. Used before turn out, stabling or in rainy spells, Keratex Hoof Gel is proven to strengthen  hooves and prevent further water damage from occurring. Once applied, water will form droplets on the hooves and simply slide off , much like rain
off a waxed jacket or water off a duck’s back.

Most problems resulting in hooves cracking and losing shoes are caused by the effects of water and ammonia. Keratex Hoof Gel protects the whole hoof capsule by providing a barrier against adverse environmental influences acting on the integrity of hoof horn.

Normal hoof oils and greases offer little protection against environmental damage. Once they come in contact with ammonia from urine, they become water soluble emulsions which are quickly washed off, allowing both water and ammonia to permeate the horn.

To maintain a healthy hoof capsule, Keratex Hoof Gel allows the horn to breathe. This means that air can pass freely through Keratex Hoof Gel in either direction and excess moisture can be expelled from the hoof, but no water or chemicals can enter the hoof from outside, The function is much the same as semi-permeable cloth used for outdoor clothing, which allows moisture out, but prevents rain from getting in.

Horn does not need extra moisture from external sources as the hoof capsule will take care of that naturally from inside. Constant changes in the moisture content of the hoof will result in cracking during the Summer.

Used as a standard hoof treatment throughout the year, Keratex Hoof Gel will maintain the moisture content of the hoof at the same natural level, rain or shine, Summer or Winter, turned out or stabled in. This is the answer to maintaining hooves in a healthy condition throughout the year. Hooves will naturally become stronger, harder and more able to resist the stresses of shoeing and work.

Because of the waterproofing effect, hooves are easier to clean and dry. Keratex Hoof Gel also contains a natural disinfectant to maintain hooves in a healthy condition.

Keratex Hoof Gel will help prevent snowballing if applied regularly to the sole and frog and immediately before going in the snow.

If you are showing or going to an event, all you need to do is apply Keratex Hoof Gel, let it dry, and then buff it with a cloth to have a super natural sheen on the hooves. Keratex Hoof Gel does not attract bedding, grass and dust in the same way as grease and oil type hoof dressings.

Available Sizes: 500ml, 1L

Keratex Hoof Putty

Keratex Hoof Putty is a unique adhesive waxy substance which is cleverly designed to be packed  densely into punctures, holes and cavities, preventing mud and grit from getting up into the hoof and damaging the recovery process. It is particularly useful  to plug the hole left behind from an abscess after it has been drained and allows the horse to be turned out after abscess drainage and/or poulticing. This means that the owner can turn out with confidence after injury, breakage or abscess and without the need for a turn-out poultice. 

Keratex Hoof Putty seals and waterproofs horn separation cavities, preventing germs from compromising hoof health. Self-adhesive, flexible and won’t drop our or deteriorate.

Seals and stabilizes hoof cavities caused by seedy toe, white line disease and other hoof conditions resulting in horn separation. Prevents grit and stones from entering the hoof. Can support tubes for flushing or draining cavities.

A unique type of malleable wax containing slow release organic disinfectants and antibacterials. Use to fill cavities left by conditions such as seedy toe and after the removal of abscesses from the sole. The broad spectrum organic disinfectants in Keratex Hoof Putty are effective in treating both fungal and bacterial problems.

Available Sizes: 200gm

Keratex Cooling Gel

Soothes and cools muscles, tendons and ligaments after hard work.

Keratex Cooling Gel is the perfect way to cool your horse’s muscles, tendons and ligaments after exercise. It is also an effective way of preventing heat and inflammation in horses on stall rest, or during periods of travel.

Warm legs are more flexible on the inside which can lead to pulled tendons and damaged ligaments. Keratex Cooling Gel is a great way of keeping your horse’s legs cool during or after exercise, stabling or travel.

Keratex’s unique Cooling Gel actually cools by evaporation, making it more effective than other cooling gels available in the market.

Keratex Cooling Gel does not contain menthol or camphor. Menthol and camphor simply temporarily numb the hot nerve receptors, which in turn enhances the cold nerve receptors, so the horse, and the person applying it, are given the illusion of a cooling effect. Keratex Cooling Gel will actually cool the internal structures of the legs with a marked difference in temperature, making it a safe and highly effective product.

Available Sizes: 1L

Keratex Mud Shield Powder

 Waterproofs Legs & Body Against the Effects of Mud & Water.


Keratex Mud Shield Powder guards against the effects of mud and water on horses’ legs and body. It will thoroughly disinfect the skin areas as well. Unlike creams and ointments which contribute to further softening of the skin, Keratex Mud and Shield Powder allows the skin to breath while repelling water and mud particles.

During wet weather mud and water can cause serious problems which affect the skin on horses legs and body.

Keratex Mud Shield Powder has a unique waterproofing action which simply stops these problems before they start by preventing water from softening the skin. It is this softening effect of continual water saturation which allows mud particles to enter the pores of the skin and cause irritation, which can then lead to further complications. In addition to waterproofing the hide, Keratex Mud Shield Powder also contains a powerful disinfectant to maintain the skin in a healthy condition.

Apply daily by sprinkling onto clean dry legs and body skin. Rub well into the skin against the lay of the hair.

Use Mud Shield Powder to protect existing skin lesions. This will keep them dry and avoid further infection. Dry scabs will form and these should be allowed to drop off naturally.

Available Size: 450gm

Keratex Nail Hole Damage Repair

Keratex Nail Hole Damage Repair is a great item for your grooming kit. Using the specially designed precision nozzle, simply squirt the liquid into new, old or stressed-looking nail holes to flush them with this instant cleansing and repairing solution. Once you have flooded the nail holes, the liquid gets to work, flushing out and repairing the nail holes, also cleansing and hardening both the interior and the point where the nail entered the hoof, ensuring that existing damage, gaps or rips will not develop further and will not ‘ladder’ up or across the hoof. This product is very effective on hooves that suffer from problems in the double-stress area around new and old nail holes.

Available Size: 200ml


Keratex Hoof Wash and Soak

Keratex Hoof Wash & Soak is a unique and very economical wash or soak for the hooves and lower legs, which has been produced for those horses that would benefit from a cooling and cleansing ten minute soak or scrub.

This is really effective for

  • soothing legs in muddy conditions with a cooling soak
  • using in between poultice changes to keep hooves, legs, dressings and other equipment clean
  • maintaining effective frogs

A one litre bottle will dilute in plain water to make 125 litres to give you plenty of scrubs or soaks for your money. Simply add a capful of Hoof Wash to half a bucket of clean water and you will find that this product will really go the distance for you.

Keratex Hoof Wash is a good addition to every grooming kit to help keep hooves and legs as clean as you can.

Available Size: 1L

Keratex Cleansing Hoof and Leg Scrub

Keratex Hoof & Leg Scrub is formulated especially to wash horses’ wet and muddy hooves and legs. 

Keratex Hoof & Leg Scrub was developed in consultation with our own horse-owning staff, specifically for ease of use in wet and wintery conditions on the yard or in the field. The simple to use spray on and leave on trigger spray really takes the hassle out of your routine in muddy conditions. The spray foams on contact and can be scrubbed or sponged onto hooves, frogs, soles, heels and pasterns, or then left on overnight to dry. It does not need to be rinsed off. The bottle has a special silent spray action for spooky horses.

Keratex Hoof and Leg Scrub is allowed by the Jockey Club and the FEI

Available Size: 300ml

Keratex Hoof Moisturiser

This product is specifically designed to address dehydrated, straw-like or brittle hooves to restore natural health and vitality. Keratex Hoof Moisturiser has an ‘intelligent’ formula which works by restoring the correct moisture levels in the inside of the hooves and then maintaining this level for optimum hoof condition. It will stop hooves from cracking and breaking up through dehydration and it will also prevent those annoying floor-side flaps which can occur in warmer months. You can apply Keratex Hoof Moisturiser all over the hooves including the hoof capsule, so frogs, coronary band and heels will all benefit. Additionally, Keratex Hoof Moisturiser has the extra bonus of encouraging new hoof growth by keeping the coronary band tissue supple. When applied regularly Hoof Moisturiser gives a smooth and solid finish to the hoof wall as well as restoring the correct moisture levels.

Keratex Hoof Moisturiser is allowed by the Jockey Club and the FEI.

Available Sizes: 500ml, 1L

Keratex Frog Power Cleanser

Keratex Frog Power Cleanser is great for smelly and/or black frogs, or frogs that need some attention during rainy spells, boggy field conditions or stabling for long periods. This powerful little product packs a real punch. It works on the frogs to help act against all frog problems, with a soothing cleansing and restorative action, and it prevents them from becoming over-saturated which is key in helping prevent the opportunity for bacteria and fungi to launch an attack.

The best part of using this great product is that it comes in a handy little bottle, however don’t be fooled – a little goes a long way with Keratex Frog Power Cleanser!

Keratex Frog Power Cleanseris allowed by the Jockey Club and the FEI.

Available Size: 50ml