We recently tried R.A.T.E. Hoof Balance at our barn and loved it! It dried right away and was impressed that nothing stuck to it. We worked one particular horse after the front feet were shod to see how he went before proceeding. No dirt or shavings stuck to the foot. R.A. T.E. Hoof Balance is so thin and light, not thick and goopy like other hoof dressings. The shine it left on the hoof was awesome!