How to Make Glitter Hoof Polish

Making glitter hoof polish is fun, and it will help your horse to stand out at fun shows and gymkhanas.


  1. Image titled Buy hoof polish Step 1
    Obtain a bottle of black or clear hoof polish. This can be bought at a local tack shop, or from a horse care shop. Before you buy the hoof polish, make sure that the colour is allowed on your breed of horse if you are going to show. Sometimes it is illegal to cover up zebra hoof markings on certain breeds at shows, therefore causing you to lose points.
  2. Image titled Purchase loose glitter Step 2
    Buy loose glitter. You can buy this cheaply and in large amounts at a two dollar shop. Buy any colour you like, and you can also add little hearts and stars to the polish to make it look more interesting, or fine glitter for a shimmery look, or chunkier glitter for a more stand outlandish look.
  3. Image titled Mix loose glitter and the hoof polish Step 3
    Add loose glitter in the colour of your choice to the hoof polish. Mix well before applying it to the hoof.
  4. Image titled Polish hooves with the mixture Step 4
    Polish over your horse's hooves using the mixture and a hoof polish brush. Spread it evenly over your horse's hoof, and make sure that there are no clumps of glitter.
  5. Image titled Wait for the polish to dry Step 5
    Wait for the polish to dry. Meanwhile, you can make the recipe for horse glitter gel. This can be put on your horse in addition to the glitter hoof polish to make your horse shine.
  6. Image titled Re apply a coat of clear hoof polish over the top to seal it Step 6
    Re-apply a coat of clear hoof polish over the top to seal it. This is done so that the glitter doesn't fall off. If you only want the glitter for a short amount of time, then don't apply this coat, because it will be harder to take it off.
  7. Image titled Admire your horse's sparkly hooves and show her off Step 7
    Admire your horse's sparkly hooves and show her off at a show or gymkhana!


  • Make sure all the polish is dry before applying second coat!


  • Make sure that glitter hoof polish isn't illegal in shows that you will be entering, or you could lose points, especially for halter classes.
  • Excessive polishing of the hooves will cause dry or cracked hoof wall. Only polish when necessary.
  • Only oil your horse's hooves when necessary or for special occasions. By oiling your horses hooves you are blocking out natural moisture that is needed to keep your horses hooves healthy. It can also cause countless hoof problems.

Things You'll Need

  • Loose glitter from the packet
  • A tin of clear or black hoof polish
  • Hoof polish brush

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Categories: Glitter Projects | Horse Grooming