Supplied in pairs
Made from EVA foam.
Available in 2 thicknesses (6mm and 12mm) and 3 densities (Soft, Medium, Firm).
One size fits all.
New Easycare Comfort Pads are the ideal compliment to almost any hoof boot in the Easycare range. The Comfort Pad is a flat pad designed to increase comfort and reduce concussion, meaning all horses - sound or unsound - are encouraged to move correctly. The pads can also be a useful tool to improve the fit of a boot. The pads will provide cushioning, additional protection and shock absorption to the hoof as well as support to the frog. Also, they are an excellent aid in transitioning a horse from shod to barefoot, and exercise both the internal and external structures of the hoof to help build a stronger hoof capsule.
The New EasyCare Comfort Pads all come supplied in pairs and need be cut down to size to fit your horse. All you have to do is simply place the horses hoof onto the pad, trace around the hoof and trim the pad with scissors around the traced outline, before finally putting the pad in the hoof boot.
Comfort Pads come in two thicknesses:
• 6mm which is ideal for everyday use, or to stack in any density combination to alter the fit of a boot if the heels are very short or if the hoof sits too low in the boot.
• 12mm are a brilliant pad to help encourage a hoof to strengthen and improve, a Soft or Medium 12mm is usually the best pad to use on a transitioning horse - the more footsore the horse, the softer the pad required.
Comfort pads are available in three densities; Soft, Medium and Firm.
• Soft are ideal for very sore light-weight horses, or as the top pad in a stack if required.
• Medium is the most popular density as it offers resistance coupled with a good amount of give.
• Firm is useful to lift the hoof up if the heel is short or the hoof sits too low in a boot. The Firm pads are also good for use with horses who are heavy on pads, providing the same support as the Medium density pad for a more light-weight horse.
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.