Centering the Load
The SoftRider’s dual density construction concentrates the horse’s weight in the middle of the hoof, increasing blood flow to and from the foot. SoftRiders support the entire hoof, thus reducing the potential for injuries to soft tissues. This is the same principle used in the gel orthotics in Soft-Ride’s Equine Comfort Boots.
Better Lateral Breakover
SoftRiders help with lateral breakover in a horse’s stride. Unlike a traditional peripheral loading shoe, SoftRiders allow a horse’s foot to roll over naturally, thus reducing strain and stress on tendons. The SoftRider’s rubber tread also provides better grip than traditional shoes on all surfaces.
The deep gel in Soft-Ride orthotics reaches into the crevices of a horse’s foot and massages the frog, helping the natural pumping motion that circulates blood as a horse shifts it weight on its feet. So no matter if your horse is at home or on the road, Soft-Ride’s horse boots make any stable feel like a perfect pasture. And a more-comfortable horse means a better performing horse.
Soft-Ride hoof boots help make travel less stressful for your horse. A trip in the trailer is usually filled with bumps, vibration, and stress. Soft-Ride boots protect the hoof and put even pressure on the foot’s frog, enabling your horse to naturally pump blood back up his leg, increasing circulation and reducing inflammation. A less-stressful trip means that your horse arrives more relaxed and more rested, making him ready to perform right out of the trailer.
Immediate comfort is always the first priority when a horse is in pain. That's why thousands of horse owners rely on Soft-Ride Equine Comfort Boots and Ice Spa in their daily routine for their horses. Vets around the world rely on Soft-Ride's horse boots to relieve suffering from a wide variety of hoof conditions and disorders such as:
- Injury Rehabilitation
- Stabilize injured hoof
- Protect unshod or hoof with thrown shoe
There’s a reason professional athletes soak in an ice bath after a hard workout or game: it helps them recover more quickly. The same holds true for your horse. Top trainers and riders use the Soft-Ride Ice Spa to immerse hooves, lower legs, and knees to recover for their next event.
- Hard Workouts
- Injury Prevention