I suffered with cracked and bleeding hands for many years. I used Fiske's Skin & Wound Salve on the affected areas for about a week, and not only did my hands heal up completely, but I haven't had the problem since and that was over a year ago. As for use on my horses, I use it exclusively on all injuries. It not only aids in the healing process, but I find it eliminated the formation of proud flesh and scar tissue. I am completely sold on all Fiske's products.