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Field Paste - antimicrobial sole and frog dressing

Field Paste is our anti-odour paste for horses which are mainly field kept. It has a thick paste-like consistency which offers greater 'staying power' as it remains in contact with the affected areas longer than other applications. This is designed to remain in the collateral grooves, central sulcus and on the sole for longer periods of time and continue having an effect against bacteria and fungi. At the same time it helps prevent mud, faeces and other contaminants coming in contact with the hoof.

We made this originally for brood stock that very rarely had their feet picked out. It is harder to spred than Sole Paint but has a longer residual effect.

Too thick to be painted on, Field Paste should be applied with a gloved hand. For stabled horses it is often better to use Sole Paint otherwise bedding gets stuck to the hoof and it is easier to apply, although a thin layer can still be used when stabled to prevent too much biuld up! 

Field Paste contains:

  • Green french clay - an antibacterial clay which gives the paste the perfect consistency.

  • Bio-active honey - for its antibaterial, antifungal and antiseptic qualities and ability to make the putty sticky.

  • Zinc oxide - a powerful, yet harmless antibacterial powder.

  • Eucalyptus oil - as well as being an effective antifungal and antibacterial, this essential oil assists in the toughening of weakened structures.     

  • Zinc Sulphate - a powerful antifungal which is also used in feed supplements.

All the ingredients in Field Paste are there to either have an antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic effect or to improve the consistency and hence the longevity of its effect.


Generally Field Paste is used for field kept horses wheras for stabled horses Sole Paint often performs better.

Field Paste has a longer lasting effect then Sole Paint but can cause bedding to become stuck to the foot. Sole Paint is easier to apply (with a brush) than Field Paste but is removed by mud etc. more easily.

  • Foot odour and blackening.

  • Very shallow white line cracks (where white line is actually degraded look at Artimud or Hoof-Stuff instead)

  • Hoof hardening

  • General sole and frog condition

Should I be using Field Paste, Sole Paint or Sole Cleanse to keep my horses soles and frogs in optimum condition?

For mild issues regular use of Sole Cleanse is advised, once problems are cleared up this is easy to apply and inexpensive to use as a preventative. For more severe cases or where regular use is not possible use Field Paste in turned out horses and Sole Paint in stabled horses or in drier weather outside.

Sole Cleanse, Sole Paint or Field Paste?

Have a look at the table below to establish which is the best of the 3 products for your situation.

  Sole Cleanse Sole Paint Field Paste
Ease of application Spray on Paint on Hands
Longevity Average Good Excellent
Cost / application Lowest Low Medium
Penetration Fast Medium Slow
Concentration Medium High Very high
Frog growth effect Low Medium High
Using on stabled horses Good Ideal Not ideal
Using on field kept horses Good Not ideal Ideal
Use for flushing cavities Yes No No
Cost per 500ml £9.00 £16.00 £16.00

Using Field Paste is very simple:

Smear onto a clean (ideally dry and wire-brushed) sole and frog after picking out, paying special attention to colateral grooves and other cracks. Ideally prior to exposure to muddy fields.

For use in stabled horses smear on thinly to prevent clogging the feet with bedding. Or use Sole Paint instead!

Replace once the smell of the essential oils subsides or there is no sign of the paste still on the feet. Once problems subside apply weekly as a preventative in muddy conditions or longer in dry conditions.

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"Field Paste is fantastic, easy to use and really works, I would recommend it to anyone!"
Alex Gallagher, Kent.

"I have found Red Horse Products all to be excellent. With Field Paste clearing up persistent foot odour in the case of one stallion despite our scrupulous management. "
Heather Moffett, Enlightened Equitation

"I just wanted to say how fantastic Field Paste is! I got a companion horse who arrived with really stinky feet and who wasn’t at all keen on me holding them up for very long so I quickly smothered them in Field Paste and within 2 days the difference was amazing! I now use it regularly in winter so my field kept horses feet get a break from the mud and it does a great job, my trimmer has been really impressed with their frog health"
Michelle Powers.