The key to success with using equithane in the cold is getting it really warm.

I learned this lesson often. Equithane does not work well if it is cold. If it isn’t properly warmed up, I end up squeezing it so hard that it breaks the tube. That is not fun.

Warming Equithane on the dash between stops is helpful.
Warming Equithane on the dash between stops is helpful.

When the temperature is below freezing, it seems that it needs to be warmed more to make up for the ambient temperature. If it doesn’t feel warm or even almost too warm, then it is not ready to use at the horse. This stuff cools off fast in the few minutes it takes to prepare it to be used, then it comes out a long mixing tip that cools it off even more quickly as it is being used. Then it hits a cold hoof! Just to repeat myself, I make sure this stuff is good and warm.

Freshly applied equithane.
Freshly applied equithane.

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