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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I determine what size Ice Spa to order?

Here is some general sizing information about the Ice Spa, which can be used on fore or hind legs:

  • The Ice Spa Pro 17" has a 17" colling column and will need leg length of approx 25" to fully secure spa to the leg.

How many Soft Ride Ice Spas come with my order?

The Soft Ride Ice Spa comes as a single boot for use on any leg (fore or hind). They are available in one size currently, Ice Spa Pro 17". When using the Ice Spa Pro on your horse, we highly recommend putting a Comfort Boot on the opposite foot to offset the height difference created by the Ice Spa.

How is the Ice Spa orthotic different from the one inside a regular, Soft Ride boot?

The Ice Spa orthotic uses the same material as the gel orthotic that’s found in our Soft Ride boots. However, the Ice Spa orthotic features grooves that allow cold water to flow to the bottom of the hoof and cool the frog without allowing potentially damaging ice chunks to get under the hoof.

How do I put the Ice Spa on my horse?

You’ll find a video on how to use the Ice Spa here.

Can I attach my own air compressor to the Ice Spa drain?

Yes. We sell an adaptor that can attach your air compressor to the Ice Spa drain line and control the pressure of the air being used in the Spa. For more details, click here. Minimum compressor specs should be 3.5 HP, 135 psi. Decrease flow initially so horse can adapt to the sensation of flow.

If you prefer, Soft Ride offers a portable Aerator that is great when you have multiple horses, locations or are on the road.

How to Use the Ice Spa Pro

Ice Spa Pro Features & Accessories

Removable Insulation Sleeve

Your Ice Spa Pro includes a padded gel retention wrap, which secures to the horse’s leg above the knee and allows him to lift his foot while still holding the Ice Spa Pro in place. If your gel retention wrap gets damaged, you can order a new one below.

Varies by Size

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Neoprene Leg Overwrap

Your Ice Spa Pro includes a Neoprene Leg Overwrap that helps prevent ice and water from spilling out of the top of the boot. After extensive use, the overwrap may wear out. You can order a new one below.


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Channeled Gel Orthotic

Your Ice Spa Pro includes a channeled gel orthotic that helps ensure a flow of cold water under the hoof. After extensive use, the orthotic can wear out. You can order a new one below. Please note that the orthotic is offered in two different sizes for the 15” or 17” Ice Spa Pro. Please specify your size when ordering.


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Ice Spa Portable Aerator

Ice Spa Portable Aerator

The Soft Ride Portable Aerator is a convenient way to give your horse a soothing ice spa treatment while on the road or in your own barn.

The Portable Aerator does not include hoses or aerator attachment which must be purchased separately.


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Ice Spa Portable Aerator

Ice Spa Portable Aerator Pro

The Soft Ride Portable Aerator Pro is a convenient way to give your horse a soothing ice spa treatment while on the road or in your own barn. The Pro includes all of the features of our regular aerator in a more compact package with a built-in timer and automatic shut off. It includes all the hoses you need to attach the aerator to the Ice Spa and a GFI adapter plug. Operates at 110v 60Hz.


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Ice Spa Hose Kit

Ice Spa Hose Kit

The Ice Spa Hose Kit—which includes a 20' Clear Connector Hose and a 14’ Coiled Aerator Hose—is used to connect the Ice Spa Pro to our Portable Aerator or your own air compressor. The hose kit is included in our portable aerator kit and can be ordered below if your hose kit gets damaged or if you want to attach your own compressor to the Ice Spa Pro.


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Aerator Flow Valve

Aerator Flow Valve

The Aerator Flow Valve is used to connect the Clear Connector Hose to your own air compressor, enabling you to regulate the flow of air to the Ice Spa. When using the Aerator Flow Valve with your own compressor, you will also need to purchase the Clear Connector Hose and the Coiled Aerator Hose.


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Ice Spa Drying Rack

Ice Spa Drying Rack

Your Soft Ride Ice Spa boots should be thoroughly dried out after each use. This drying rack allows you to hang the boots upside down, which helps ensure that the water can fully drain out, thus helping to prevent mold or mildew.


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Mineral Spa Treatment

Mineral Spa Treatment

The optional Mineral Spa Treatment is our own proprietary blend of Himalayan pink sea salt, Dead Sea salt and magnesium sulfate (Epsom salts) to help soothe muscles and joints, speed recovery and aid in healing.


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What Others are Saying...

Dr. Joe Stricklin Ice Spa Testimonial

"These Soft Ride Ice Spa boots have a place for every type of performance horse."

- Dr. Joe Stricklin

Dr. James Belknap - Ohio State University

"It is the only effective therapy for laminitis."

- Dr. James Belknap

Rylee Harding

"I don't think I would have been able to compete this week without the Soft Ride Ice Spa's."

- Rylee Harding

Ice Boot How-To Use

"We absolutely love them. They’re worth every penny."

Andrea Fappani Testimonial

"I was first introduced to the Ice Spa a couple years ago and I fell in love with it right away."

- Andrea Fappani

Brian Bell Testimonial

"We use the Ice Spa almost daily."

Brian Bell

Kyle Carter Testimonial

"The best icing method I’ve ever seen."

- Kyle Carter

Lara Knight Testimonial

"If they pick up the foot they stay in it so they learn to stand quieter in the boot"

- Lara Knight

Jon Barry - Jon Barry Training Stables

"We have 9 head of horses here and every one of them came in with a set of Soft Ride boots on."

- Jon Barry

Additional Reading

How To Use The Soft Ride Ice Spa

Download the Soft Ride Ice Spa Application Instructions.

Soft Ride Ice Spa Testimonials

Here at Soft Ride, we receive a steady stream of thank-you notes and letters from customers who want to share how their favorite four-legged friends have been helped by Soft Ride. Take a look at some of these amazing stories and, if you're so inclined, please send your Soft Ride success story to: sales@softrideboots.com.

This Ice Spa boot has been amazing and extremely effective at helping rehab my daughters dressage pony’s check ligament. Great product!

Julie Steadman-Bowers

Soft Ride Ice has been amazing

Hey there! My name is Alexa and I am a young rider and a working student for Daryl Kinney. My horse Jax competes at the preliminary level of eventing, but unfortunately has a cyst on his navicular bone. We do everything we can to keep him sound, and icing is one of those main things we use. For a while I was using a muck tub just so I could get his whole foot submerged in ice water instead of just his leg. I recently purchased one of your Ice Spa boots and have been over the moon with the results. Usually after cross-country, he jogs up slightly stiff on the cyst leg, but he jogged up a 0/5 after this past event where I used your recovery boots. Thank you for selling such a great product and making it possible to compete my horse at the upper levels! I’ll be recommending to everyone!


I’ve been an equine practitioner for 38 years, and I’m also a team roper. These Soft Ride Ice Spa boots have a place for every type of performance horse there is. We know that ice therapy helps with circulation; it brings in that cooling temperature, that relieves inflammation. There’s a lot of different uses for the Ice Spa. It’s not just for injury, it’s for helping maintain and rehabilitate those legs so they’re ready to go the next day. We used to have to put ice in a bucket, the water’s going everywhere, the horse moves, they kick the bucket, the bucket rattles, it scares the horse, the horse stomps on your foot. Life is so much simpler using the Soft Ride Ice Spa.

Dr. Joe Stricklin

We use the Ice Spa almost daily, anytime we ride a horse a little bit harder than normal or if we have one that has any kind of issues we put them on there daily to keep them from having any kind of problem. I think its good even if you don’t have an issue that you’re working on because that blood flows through there and it cools down their limbs and their body temperature cools down so much quicker so they can recover a lot faster.

Brian Bell

I was first introduced to the Ice Spa a couple of years ago and I fell in love with it right away. It’s been a great product from the beginning, you know I’ve noticed that none of my horses have had a problem getting their legs in and out, none of them are scared. Its a tight fit so horses feel like its part of their legs pretty soon, after a few minutes they don’t feel like its a big deal anymore. We take it to horse shows, we have a pair set up right now in the wash rack for Congress, we can take the horses right there, after they get washed, they get put in that for 25 minutes. I’ve had some great results.

Andrea Fappani

It’s been absolutely amazing because you can stabilize the foot in the Ice Spa with the sleeve so my horses actually don’t move out of them. If they pick up the foot, they stay in it so they learn to stand quieter in the boot. The water channels underneath circulate and help that circulation underneath and with the sleeves up top, I can get the knees now - where before none of the boots came high enough. The boots that they’ve designed now they come up higher around the knee and you can ice knees and hocks and everything. It’s pretty cool.

Lara Knight

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