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.