Farrier's Aid for Horses™

Contains biotin, sulphur & zinc to aid the hardening of hoof horn and prevent cracking

A high specification hoof care supplement for all horses and ponies, designed to maintain hoof integrity and normal healthy growth.

Farrier's Aid for Horses™

Contains biotin, sulphur & zinc to aid the hardening of hoof horn and prevent cracking

A high specification hoof care supplement for all horses and ponies; designed to maintain hoof integrity and normal healthy growth.

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What are the Benefits of Feeding Farrier's Aid for Horses? 

  • Contains biotin, sulphur and zinc to aid the hardening of hoof horn and prevent cracking.
  • Helps maintain hoof integrity and normal growth.
  • Provides a unique combination of 13 active nutraceuticals.
  • Contains the Oatinol® Delivery System to maintain a high rate of nutrient absorption.
  • Contains high levels of Omega 3 to support optimum health and performance.
  • Wheat gluten free.
  • A 100% non-GM, soya free formulation.
  • Manufactured to Universal Feed Assurance Scheme (UFAS) standards as palatable, easy-to-feed 2mm pellets.

When Should I feed Farrier's Aid to My Horse?

Farriers's aid should be fed to any equine that shows signs of unhealthy hooves.

Explained - Nutraceuticals & the Oatinol® Delivery System

Explained - The 9 Active Nutraceuticals in Farrier's Aid for Horses

Nutraceuticals are products derived from food sources with extra health benefits in addition to their basic nutritional value.


Biotin has been shown by extensive trial work to aid the hardening of hoof horn and so prevent cracking. It is an essential requirement for keratin production in the hoof, laminae and the coronary band and is critical to maintain overall hoof integrity and condition.

Collagen Matrix

Collagen possesses great tensile strength and provides the framework that gives tissues their firmness and resilience. It is essential for connecting and supporting the bones, tendons, muscles and cartilage.

Copper, Manganese & Vitamin C

All three are essential to maintaining the growth of tendons and ligaments, the formation of cartilage and the elasticity of connective tissue. It is very important for the working horse to maintain its freedom of movement and suppleness when in motion.

A complex structure like the hoof of the equine and the pressures it endures will include substantial supportive networks of tissues, as a basis for hoof integrity.

Hemp Oil Derived Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Hemp Oil is a rich source of Omega 3 fatty acids found in the plant world. This unique combination enables the animal to produce other essential Omega 3 fats called EPA & DHA, both of which are normally only found in fish oils and are crucial for maintaining the natural anti-inflammatory action of the body.

MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane)

MSM is a source of sulphur, which helps to form cross links with other molecules that maintain the strength and integrity of connective tissues. It is also essential for the manufacture of collagen.


Oligosaccharides from yeast cell wall and concentrated oat bran sources that help support natural expulsion of antagonists in the digestive tract and maintain a high level of natural immunity.


Horses with poor hoof quality have been seen to respond when extra zinc has been added to their diet. It helps to maintain keratin, which is the fibrous protein that gives the wall of the hoof its hardness. The amount of keratin found in hooves can vary and this determines how tough the wall of the hoof is.

Explained - The 4 Active Nutraceuticals in the Oatinol Delivery System

Nutraceuticals are products derived from food sources with extra health benefits in addition to their basic nutritional value.

Oatinol is a natural high quality oil based concept developed by and unique to GWF Nutrition. When incorporated into the feed it supplies the following four active nutraceuticals to:

  • Maintain gut cell integrity.
  • Maintain the lining of the gut.
  • Support the immune system.
  • Aid the absorption of active ingredients, vitamins and trace elements.

Galactolipid Natural Emulsifiers

Galactolipids are a combination of sugar and fat molecules that create the perfect medium for the absorption of active ingredients across the gut wall.

Natural Tocotrienol Antioxidants

Tocotrienol antioxidants are a natural form of vitamin E. They are 40-60 times more readily available than other forms of vitamin E and help to maintain the integrity of the cells forming the lining of the gut to aid absorption.

Oat Derived Beta Glucans

Beta Glucans have prebiotic properties that support beneficial bacteria in the gut to promote healthy absorption.


Phospholipids have emulsifying properties and have been shown to actively influence nutrient digestibility and absorption.

Daily Feeding Recommendation

  • Simply mix with your horse or pony's normal feed.​
  • 1 Measure (Included) = 100gm
Category Daily Feeding Level

All Horses & Ponies

1 Measure (100gm) / Day

Additional Product Information

Product Information & Analysis



Form & Pack Size(s)                                                                                            


Manufactured as:

  • Very Digestible 2mm Pellets

Available in:

  • 3kg Minimum Waste Pouch​es

Analytical Constituents

  • 16% Crude Protein
  • 8% Crude Fat
  • 13% Crude Fibre
  • 7% Crude Ash
  • 19.5% Starch
  • 2.5% Sugar
  • 0.6% Calcium
  • 0.2% Magnesium
  • 0.4% Phosphorus
  • 0.1% Sodium
  • 0.8% Omega 3 Fatty Acids


  • Black Oats
  • Micronized (Sugar) Beet Pulp
  • Hemp Seed Meal
  • 5% Oligosaccharides (Mannan)
  • Vegetable Oils & Fats (inc. Oatinol)
  • 2% Seaweed Meal
  • 1% Collagen Matrix
  • Calcium Sulphate Anhydrous (Pellet Binder)
  • 0.3% MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane)


Nutritional Additives


Amino Acids (/kg):

  • 2.7% Methionine - (25gm Methionine/ DL-Methionine Technically Pure (3c301))  
  • 1% Lysine – (5.4gm Lysine/ L-Lysine Monohydrochloride Technically Pure (3c322))

Trace Elements (/kg):

  • 560mg Zinc (3b609 Zinc Chloride Hydroxide Monohydrate)
  • 216mg Copper (3b409 Dicopper Chloride Trihydroxide)
  • 150mg Manganese (3b507 Dimanganous Chloride Trihydroxide)

Vitamins (/kg):

  • 1000mg Vitamin C (3a300)
  • 100mg Biotin (3a880)
  • 61mg Vitamin A precursor (3a160(a) Beta-Carotene)

Sensory Additives


Flavour Enhancers (/kg):

  • 1.4gm L-Glutamic Acid (2b620)
  • 174mg Premixture of Flavouring Compounds

Technological Additives


Binders & Anti-Caking Agents (/kg):

  • 4.9gm Sepiolite (E562)

Zootechnical Additives


Digestibility Enhancers (/kg):

  • 2e10 CFU 4b1702 Saccharomyces Cerevisiae CNCM I-4407 (Actisaf Sc47)

Quality Assurance / Storage Advice & Additional Information 

  • This product is manufactured to Universal Feed Assurance Scheme (UFAS) standard.
  • This product should be stored in a cool, dry area away from direct sunlight.
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Associated Knowledge Base Articles

For more detailed information relating to the benefits of this product, please refer to the following Knowledge Base articles:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

Who Should Farrier's Aid be Fed to?

Farrier's Aid should be fed to horses or ponies showing signs of unhealthy hooves.

Can Farrier's Aid be Fed with a Balancer?

Yes absolutely, it is specifically designed to be fed alongside our own balancer Equilibra and can also be fed alongside our vitamin and mineral supplement OneCup.

Can Farrier's Aid be Fed With Your Other Supplements?  

Yes absolutely.

Is Farrier's Aid GM Free?

Yes, Farrier's Aid is completely free from GM ingredients.

What Makes Farrier's Aid Unique?

Farrier's Aid is specifically designed to supply the nutrients required to strengthen the hoof, allowing the body to make its own repair whilst working with any mechanical treatment recommended by the Farrier. Farrier's Aid has also been formulated with the Oatinol Delivery System™ for superior uptake of active nutraceuticals.

Does Farrier's Aid Contain a High Level of Starch?

Although Farrier's Aid does contain a certain amount of starch, it is at a low level given the recommended feed rate. It is also needed for helping the absorption of other ingredients.  

Does Farrier's Aid Contain Wheat? 

No absolutely not. It does contain horse (black) oats, which have less starch than feed oats. They also provide slower release energy when compared with feeds like wheat or maize, which are much higher in starch and can be dangerous for an equine.

What's the Energy Level/DE of Farrier's Aid?

13.1 DE (November 2022)

Can You Feed Too Much Farrier's Aid?

Yes, Farrier's Aid contains certain actives like copper and zinc which may be harmful if fed at very high levels.

Can Farrier's Aid be Given to Mare in Foal?

Yes the product is suitable for a pregnant mare. Hoof health problems may lead to other issues for the mare, including less forage intake, acidic gut conditions and a higher chance of laminitis.  

Do You Have to Feed a Hoof Supplement to Improve Hoof Integrity?

No, Equilibra actually contains a number of actives to benefit the hoof and if fed early on, should help to prevent issues with the hoof (although hereditary issues may still be passed on). Farrier's Aid can also work with Equilibra in improving poor hoof situations. With this approach, you may even get to a point where you can remove Farrier's Aid and just feed Equilibra. Ultimately we believe that the ideal approach is the right overall nutrition and a great balancer called Equilibra!

Need More Information?

For all general enquiries, technical and feeding support, please telephone: +44 (0)1225 708482 or email: info@gwfnutrition.com