The Kentucky horse racing industry came to its senses this week when, according to a May 20 Associated Press report, it hired veterinarian Dr. Mary Scollay to oversee racehorses' medical care. "I wish I had her two weeks ago," said the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority's executive director, Lisa Underwood. Scollay, who is expected to help guide a new steroid use policy, is also known for her research into synthetic track footings, which may be safer than dirt. Perhaps filly Eight Belles' gruesome death by broken front leg bones at this year's Kentucky Derby will come to some good, after all.
Speaking of doing good for your horse, did you know that many of the popular hoof blacks and clear polishes on the market seal off the hoof wall just like fingernail polish? If you are a regular fingernail decorator, you know all that stuff, while shiny and pretty, can't be great for your fingernails, let alone your horse's hoof. Plus these products add up costwise. For an inexpensive, rinse-off alternative, try using Kiwi Scuff Cover. We like the Kiwi brand for everyday use. It's sponge applicator and rinse-off capability make Kiwi a great hoof black choice.