Our new 6mm Black (Soft/Medium) pads are a trial product and any feedback on them is much appreciated!
The Hoof Bootique Hoof Boot (Closed Cell) Pads can be used in all makes and models of Hoof Boots.
These pads are designed to increase comfort and provide support so that all horses, sound or unsound, are encouraged to move correctly, whilst also reducing concussion and providing shock absorption. You can use them in hoof boots to help transition a horse from shod to barefoot, or as an aid in the treatment of laminitis, navicular and other hoof ailments. They can also be used to improve the fit of a hoof boot.
Our 6mm & 12mm Hoof Bootique Hoof Boot Pads are made from a resilient and flexible closed-cell foam. This makes them extremely durable and able to handle repeated shocks and impacts. We sell two types of firmness...
Black (Soft/Medium) 178x178x12mm - These pads are designed to withstand a density/weight of 70kg/m³. The foam of these pads is also cross-linked, which relates to a more interconnected cell structure, which makes them tougher and more durable.
White (Medium) 178x178x12mm - These pads are not cross-linked, but they can withstand a density/weight of 105kg/m³ (similar to 7lb pads).
These pads will need cutting to size.
TIPS FOR CUTTING NEW PADS:
If you are replacing a pad which still had a good shape you can use this as a template to draw around onto the new pad. Alternatively you can make your own template following these steps...
- Take some tin foil about twice the length of your boot.
- Fold the foil in half.
- Place the foil inside your boot and scrunch down the edges of the foil up against the inside of the boot around the sole.
- Carefully remove the foil and place onto your new pad and trace around the edges.
- Cut as normal keeping to the inside of your traced line. As the pads are quite thick and dense, until you are used to cutting through the material, it may be best to cut the pads a little large. You can always rasp or trim off any excess once you have tried it in your boot.