If you didn’t hear from us through your local farrier or veterinarian, you might want some extra information on how to use our gels. We are happy to explain. By following our tips, you’ll most likely find out gels are easy to use. Don’t worry if the answer you’re looking for isn’t down below our customer service will be happy to assist. Just click the link and send in your question.
First things first: Why is our gel so sticky?
Let’s be honest: as soon as you open the can, we all have the same burning question: why must it be so sticky?
It has two main reasons. First, we need all the nutrients in all in the right places. The sticky base ensures all ingredients can absorb to their highest potential.
Second, horses generally walk in challenging environments. Mud, rain, snow, or maybe excessive sun are on a daily bases for most horses. The stickiness makes the gel resistant to all weather conditions. Once applied, it stays on for 2-3 days.
Shaving does the trick
It may sound weird at first, but shaving is the golden trick. We always advise shaving the area you want to apply the gel. Not only is it cleaner to shave, but it also benefits the absorption of the active nutrients in the gel. If you don’t shave, the gel doesn’t reach its full potential due to the stiffness of the horsehair.
When using our Belebro Hoof Gel we advise shaving 2-3 centimeters starting from the hoof coronet up.
Please keep in mind to always use a shaver specially made for horses. As said, horsehair is very stiff, so don’t try to shave with a human shaver. Don’t worry if you don’t have a suitable one yourself. Almost any stable has one, so there’s a big chance your stablemate has one to borrow.
Keep things clean
- Please use (plastic) gloves or any spatula of your choice when applying the gel. It assures you can use your phone afterward without slipping through your fingers. Also, please note messing can make smooth surfaces extra slippery, and it could leave stains on certain types of clothes.
- Always stir Hoof Gel Belebro before using it to get the best results.
Last but not least
Once you’ve followed the steps described above, you are ready to apply our gel. Don’t be sparing and message the gel well onto the skin. For active use, we advise applying our Belebro Hoof Gel 1-2 times a week on the hoof coronet en just above. For maintenance, apply once every one or two weeks.
To shortly summarize:
- Use gloves or a spatula of choice
- Stir before use
- Apply 1-2 times a week
Thank you for reading our article! If you may have any additional questions, please feel free to contact our friendly customer support. They will be happy to help. In case you haven’t ordered your own can yet, please click here.
The original text is written in English